PIA03976: Dark Martian Dunes
 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 1976 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1138
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03976.tif (1.654 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03976.jpg (223 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

30 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark, windblown sand dunes in a crater in the Hesperia region of Mars. The steepest slopes on the dunes -- their slipfaces -- point toward the south-southwest, indicating that the winds responsible for the dunes blew from the north-northeast (top/upper right).

Location near: 12.4S, 236.5W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-06-30