PIA05259: Dune and Dust Devil Tracks
 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:  833 x 1250 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-622
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05259.tif (1.019 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05259.jpg (133.4 kB)

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31 January 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a dark sand dune patch that occurs on the floor of a southern hemisphere crater near 64.1S, 197.2W. Passing dust devils have disrupted the fine, bright dust that coats the surrounding terrain, leaving wildly-varied streak patterns. Dark dots to the left (west) of the dune are boulders. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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