PIA04552: Syria/Claritas Dust Storm
 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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04552.tif (1.303 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04552.jpg (41.12 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-379, 2 June 2003

This color-enhanced composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) wide angle images shows dust-raising events--small dust "storms" and a few very large dust devils--in the Syria/Claritas region around 2 p.m. (1400) local time on May 21, 2003. The region is southwest of the Labyrinthus Noctis, near 14S, 108W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left; winds were blowing from the west/southwest when the picture was taken.

This composite was constructed from a full-resolution (240 meters per pixel) red wide angle image and a much lower resolution (7.5 km per pixel) blue wide angle image acquired at the same time.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-06-02