PIA06859: September Dust Devil
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: 640 x 960 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-843
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8 September 2004
Presently Mars is experiencing late spring in its northern hemisphere, and dust devil activity is picking up as summer approaches. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image of a cratered plain in southern Acidalia Planitia was acquired earlier this week on 5 September 2004. The arrow points to a dust devil observed that day. The image is located near 29.2N, 30.3W, and covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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