PIA02261: Wayward Travelers
 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 2496 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1383
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02261.tif (2.559 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02261.jpg (528 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

24 February 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark dunes superposed on the rippled floor of Proctor Crater in Noachis Terra. Winds blowing predominantly from east (right) to west (left) were responsible for the formation of these dunes.

Location near: 47.3S, 329.4W
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:
2006-02-24