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 (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1198
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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