PIA05692: Kaiser Dunes
 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:  1024 x 2090 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-667
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05692.tif (2.142 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05692.jpg (260.8 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

16 March 2004
Kaiser Crater, located in Noachis Terra near 46.5S, 340.7W, has some rather large, dark, sand dunes on its floor. Some of the dunes are seen in this February 2004 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) view. Dark streaks on the dunes were formed by passing springtime and summer dust devils that disrupted a very thin, fine coating of dust on the dunes. The light-toned patch at the upper (north) end of this image is an exposure of the rock that underlies the dune field in Kaiser Crater. This picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-16