PIA03986: Nili Patera 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:  2048 x 4992 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1144
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03986.tif (10.23 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03986.jpg (1.353 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

6 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark, windblown sand dunes in the caldera of Nili Patera, a volcanic crater in Syrtis Major. The dunes were formed by winds blowing from the northeast (upper right).

Location near: 9.0N, 292.9W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season Northern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-06