PIA05699: Craters and 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: 672 x 1008 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-676
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Original Caption Released with Image:
25 March 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a plethora of small wind tails or streaks in the lees of impact craters in northeastern Tharsis near 25.8N, 89.0W. The streak tails point toward the east/northeast (right), indicating that the dominant winds blow from the west/southwest (left). This February 2004 picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-25