PIA05320: Yardangs in Gordii Dorsum 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: 601 x 902 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-641
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Original Caption Released with Image:
19 February 2004
Yardangs are wind erosion features shaped somewhat like inverted boat hulls. Yardangs are common on Mars, as wind is the most erosive agent acting today on this desert planet. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an example located in the vicinity of the Gordii Dorsum near 4.2S, 159.9W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left; the picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-19