PIA05969: South Polar Wind Streak
 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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-731
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05969.tif (393.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05969.jpg (88.72 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

19 May 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small meteor impact crater, about 90 meters (~295 feet) in diameter, with a short, dark wind streak on its down-wind side. The crater is located atop south polar layered materials near 80.2S, 210.4W. The March 2004, early autumn picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-05-19