PIA05126: Dust Devils Near Schiaparelli
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: 672 x 1008 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-600
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Original Caption Released with Image:
9 January 2004
The four arrows in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image point to active dust devils captured around 2 p.m. local time on a flat plain west of the large basin, Schiaparelli. This image is located near 5.1S, 348.9W; and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The dust devil shadows point toward the northeast (upper right) because sunlight illuminates the scene from the southwest (lower left).
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-09