PIA02069: Frost-covered Dunes
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Product Size: 706 x 1544 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-146
Addition Date: 2000-06-01
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02069.jpg (139.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

MOC image of dunes in Chasma Boreale, a giant trough in the north polar cap. This September 1998 view shows dark sand emergent from beneath a veneer of bright frost left over from the northern winter that ended in July 1998.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2000-06-01