PIA07935: Stokes Crater Dunes
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 773 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1083
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Original Caption Released with Image:

6 May 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark-toned sand dunes on the floor of Stokes Crater, located on the martian northern plains. The steepest slopes on the dunes indicate the direction of sand transport; the winds responsible for these dunes generally blow from the north/northeast (top/upper right).

Location near: 55.9N, 188.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-06