PIA03687: Devil in Mendel
 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:  672 x 1268 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1348
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03687.tif (853.2 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03687.jpg (216.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

20 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a dust devil (right center) and a plethora of streaks created by previous dust devils, on the eastern floor of Mendel Crater. Dust devils are common at middle to high latitudes in the southern hemisphere during the spring and summer seasons.

Location near: 59.0S, 198.4W
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:
2006-01-20