PIA06385: Medusae Sulci Yardangs
 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:  MOC2-786
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06385.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06385.jpg (239 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

13 July 2004
Erosive winds have removed large volumes of material in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image to form yardang ridges. The most classic yardang shape is that of the inverted boat hull; each of these streamlined hills provides a near-textbook example. The landforms are found in the Medusae Sulci region near 5.7S, 159.8W. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide, and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-07-13