PIA04973: Daedalia Dust Devil
 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 1254 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04973.tif (1.005 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04973.jpg (173.6 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-574, 14 December 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an active dust devil making its way across an intercrater surface in western Daedalia Planum. This picture, a MOC "classic," was obtained back in October 1999. Sunlight illuminates the scene [missing text] curved shadow cast by the spinning column of air can be seen to the right of the dust devil. This area is located near 10.0S, 143.0W. The image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-04