PIA04539: Ridges and Sand 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: 540 x 810 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-369, 23 May 2003

Dark, windblown sand dunes have over-ridden a suite of low, somewhat rectilinear ridges on the floor of an impact crater near 36.5S, 219.0 W, in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image acquired in May 2003. The dune field is located in Terra Cimmeria. The image is 1.2 km (3/4 mile) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-05-27