PIA05263: Large Bright Ripples
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: 512 x 768 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-625
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Original Caption Released with Image:
3 February 2004
Wind is the chief agent of change on Mars today. Wind blows dust and it can move coarser sediment such as sand and silt. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows bright ripples or small dunes on the floors of troughs northeast of Isidis Planitia near 31.1N, 244.6W. 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:
2004-02-03