PIA04996: Windtails Show Direction of Martian Winds
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
Product Size: 1280 x 960 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cornell University
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image highlights streaks or tails of loose debris in the martian soil, which reveal the direction of prevailing winds. The picture was taken by the panoramic camera on Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-06