PIA04727: Dune and Dust Devil Streaks
 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:  837 x 1256 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04727.tif (675.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04727.jpg (72.57 kB)

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MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-474, 5 September 2003

This August 2003 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture shows a dark sand dune on the floor of a crater at 54.9S, 342.5W. Recent dust devils have disrupted a thin coating of dust on the otherwise dark dune; these wind phenomena created the plethora of markings and streaks on the dune. The image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) across and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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