PIA03176: Dunes in Herschel Crater (Herschel Crater: 15.7 S, 228.8 W)
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: 600 x 900 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-294
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA03176.jpg (126.1 kB)

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This MGS MOC image shows erosional streaks on dunes which means that the dunes are indurated (cemented).

Malin Space Science Systems and the California Institute of Technology built the MOC using spare hardware from the Mars Observer mission. MSSS operates the camera from its facilities in San Diego, CA. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars Surveyor Operations Project operates the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft with its industrial partner, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, from facilities in Pasadena, CA and Denver, CO.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2001-10-26