PIA04799: Dust-Raising Event
 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:  601 x 902 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04799.tif (542.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04799.jpg (81.22 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-515, 16 October 2003

The bright feature near the center-left in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture is a plume of dust being raised by wind on a slope in far eastern Arabia Terra on February 18, 2001, near 2 p.m. (14:00) local time. The dark feature immediately below and to the right of the bright plume is the shadow being cast by this brief, dust-raising event. The picture is located near 3.5N, 306.6W, and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The shadow indicates that this scene is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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