PIA04132: Wind-Eroded Terrain
 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 2491 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1172
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04132.tif (2.085 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04132.jpg (613.5 kB)

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3 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows yardangs, a ridge-and-groove landform produced by wind erosion of a granular, sand-rich bedrock. These are located west-southwest of the volcano, Olympus Mons. Yardangs are common on Mars, especially in the regions west and southwest of Olympus Mons, in southern Amazonis Planitia.

Location near: 14.8N, 146.6W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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