PIA03679: Work of the Wind
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 1124 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1345
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18 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a few dark wind streaks in the lee -- the downwind side -- of shallow craters on a lava- and dust-covered plain in eastern Tharsis. Streaks in east Tharsis, such as these, are usually very superficial features that change on timescales as quickly as a few weeks to months as very thin coatings of dust are redistributed by the wind.

Location near: 2.4N, 95.6W
Image width: ~1 km (~0.6 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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