PIA04799: Dust-Raising Event
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: 601 x 902 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-515, 16 October 2003

The bright feature near the center-left in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture is a plume of dust being raised by wind on a slope in far eastern Arabia Terra on February 18, 2001, near 2 p.m. (14:00) local time. The dark feature immediately below and to the right of the bright plume is the shadow being cast by this brief, dust-raising event. The picture is located near 3.5N, 306.6W, and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The shadow indicates that this scene is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-10-16