PIA05995: Dust Event
 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
 Producer ID:  MOC2-737
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05995.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05995.jpg (246.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

25 May 2004
From time to time, the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) catches -- in action -- an afternoon dust storm, dust devil, or other dust-raising event. The dust-raising event shown here, probably the result of a sudden strong gust of wind, occurred in November 2003 in a crater located near 57.5S, 60.6W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left, so the dark area below the dust plume is its shadow. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-05-25