PIA04914: Small Dust Storm in Syria/Claritas
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: 522 x 783 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-567, 7 December 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) wide angle image shows a small dust storm, and several other smaller dust plumes, billowing up from the light-toned plains near the boundary between Syria Planum and the Claritas Fossae. This (text missing) is monitored by MOC several times a week because it is frequently the site of small dust storms and extremely large dust devils. The image covers an area approximately 125 km (78 mi) wide and is illuminated from the left/lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-12-10