PIA05802: Wind Streak in Acidalia
 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:  673 x 1009 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-705
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05802.tif (680 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05802.jpg (141.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

23 April 2004
Thin deposits of bright dust often form tails in the lee of craters in Acidalia Planitia. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture shows an example from southern Acidalia near 23.0N, 39.6W. The dominant winds blow from the upper right (northeast) toward the lower left (southwest). The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-04-23