PIA08716: Devil's Scratches
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 710 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1571
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Original Caption Released with Image:

31 August 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows streaks and scratch marks made in a thin coating of dust on the martian surface in the southern hemisphere. These streaks were made by passing dust devils during the summer season.

Location near: 62.6S, 89.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-08-31