PIA03258: Copernicus 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:  512 x 851 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1319
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03258.tif (436.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03258.jpg (106 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

22 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark teardrop-shaped sand dunes in eastern Copernicus Crater. The winds responsible for these dunes generally blow from the south-southwest (lower left).

Location near: 48.7S, 167.4W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-12-22