PIA04590: Crater with Wind Streak
 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:  540 x 810 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04590.tif (438.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04590.jpg (76.54 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-401, 24 June 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a streak formed by wind in the lee of a meteor impact crater. The winds responsible for the streak and the numerous smaller "tails" behind small obstacles all indicate that regional winds blow from the right/upper right (northeast) toward the left/lower left (southwest). The crater is located near 13.7S, 131.5W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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