PIA02920: Martian Streaker
 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 1440 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1403
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02920.tif (1.476 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02920.jpg (255.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

16 March 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a dust devil producing a track among dozens of other, preexisting streaks on a dusty, south middle-latitude plain on Mars. The dust devil is located just above (north/northwest of) a small, dark-floored crater.

Location near: 58.7S, 141.1W
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:
2006-03-16