PIA06308: Windblown 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:  836 x 1782 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-761
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06308.tif (1.492 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06308.jpg (320.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

18 June 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows barchan and linear dunes that seem to have grown from the coalescence of barchans in a crater in the Noachis Terra region. The winds responsible for these dunes blow from the lower left (southwest). The image occurs near 46.0S, 323.6W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-06-18