PIA05936: Windblown Sand in Briault
 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 2192 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-729
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05936.tif (1.813 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05936.jpg (290.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

17 May 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows low, broad sand dunes and sheets in southern Briault Crater near 10.1S, 270.7W. In this case, winds have swept up all available sand in Briault Crater, and moved it toward the south side of the basin. The wind streak pattern of these landforms indicates that the dominant winds blow from the north (top) toward the south. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-05-17