PIA03957: Crater with Streak
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 725 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1128
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20 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a crater in the Memnonia region of Mars, around which has formed a wind streak. The bright streak is in the lee of the crater -- that is, it is on the crater's down-wind side. Thus, the winds responsible for the streak blew from the southeast (lower right).

Location near: 6.7S, 141.4W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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