PIA06325: Exposing Memnonia Terrain
 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 1536 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-764
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06325.tif (1.575 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06325.jpg (369.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

21 June 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the results of a process that is underway in the Memnonia uplands near 12.9S, 152.7W, to strip away one layer of material and reveal a formerly-buried landscape from beneath. All of the area shown here was once covered by a material that has been eroded by wind to form the sharp-crested, nearly-parallel ridges that run diagonally from the upper left toward lower right in this image. These ridges are a classic wind erosion form, known as a yardang. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the left/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-06-21