PIA06896: Wave Clouds off Korolev
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: 727 x 400 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-865
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30 September 2004
This red wide angle Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a wavy cloud pattern formed in the lee of Korolev Crater, located near 72.8N, 195.7W. Korolev Crater is about 85 km (53 mi) in diameter and named for Sergei P. Korolev, a pioneering Russian rocket designer and engineer who died in the mid-1960s. The image, acquired in late northern summer, is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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