PIA02693: Dune-tastic
 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:  836 x 2005 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1393
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02693.tif (1.678 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02693.jpg (332.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

6 March 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a frosty, springtime scene in the north polar region of Mars. The area is blanketed by a maze of sand dunes; their appearance is enhanced by subliming, seasonal carbon dioxide frost.

Location near: 80.2N, 168.8W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-03-06