PIA02169: Syrtis Crater
 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:  1024 x 1919 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1369
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02169.tif (1.967 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02169.jpg (190.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

10 February 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a crater that is approximately 2 km in diameter in south central Syrtis Major Planum. The image also captures a portion of the light-toned wind streak formed in the lee (to the left) of the crater. The wind streak is likely composed of a thin coating of dust.

Location near: 1.9N, 294.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-02-10