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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1345
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03679.tif (576.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03679.jpg (60.85 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

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

Image Addition Date:
2006-01-18