PIA04681: Large, Windblown Ripples
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. MOC2-447, 9 August 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the plethora of large, windblown ripples (or small dunes) among wind-sculpted sedimentary rocks in eastern Candor Chasma. Candor Chasma is one of the troughs of the Valles Marineris, a system of chasms that would stretch all the way across North America if it were on Earth. This picture is located near 7.9S, 64.9W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-08-20