PIA04173: Frosty 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 1298 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1198
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04173.tif (665.5 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04173.jpg (171.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

29 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows frost-covered sand dunes in the martian north polar region. The winds responsible for these dunes generally blew from the southwest (lower left).

Location near: 80.0N, 114.6W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-08-29