PIA05261: Ripples in Tempe Mensa Region
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: MOC2-623
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Original Caption Released with Image:
1 February 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows large windblown ripples (or, some might say, small dunes) in troughs between mesas of the Tempe Mensa region. The ripples are generally perpendicular to the trough walls, indicating that [missing text] the features blew through these canyons. The image is located near 33.5N, 69.2W. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-01