PIA07121: Layers and 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: 512 x 1058 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-932
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Original Caption Released with Image:

6 December 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an outcrop of light-toned layered rock and a plethora of dark streaks on the floor of a crater in southern Noachis Terra. The streaks were created by dozens of dust devils which disrupted and perhaps removed some of the thin layer of dust that coats the surface. This view is located near 55.5S, 333.4W. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the lower right. The 500 meter scale bar is approximately 547 yards long.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-12-06