PIA05298: Complex Wind Streaks
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: 671 x 1007 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-638
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Original Caption Released with Image:
16 February 2004
Northeastern Tharsis is known for its complicated patterns of wind streaks. Wind streaks are formed by sediment transport and deposition by wind. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture shows a pattern of crisscrossing streaks indicating winds that generally blow from the southwest (lower left) toward northeast (upper right), but vary over time. The image is located near 27.6N, 98.9W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left; the image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-16