PIA04590: Crater with Wind 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: 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. MOC2-401, 24 June 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a streak formed by wind in the lee of a meteor impact crater. The winds responsible for the streak and the numerous smaller "tails" behind small obstacles all indicate that regional winds blow from the right/upper right (northeast) toward the left/lower left (southwest). The crater is located near 13.7S, 131.5W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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