PIA06905: Dunes of Herschel
 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:  MOC2-870
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06905.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06905.jpg (134.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

5 October 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows windblown sand dunes in Herschel Basin, a large impact crater in the Terra Cimmeria region of Mars. The dunes of Herschel have grooved surfaces, indicating that their sands are somewhat cemented. Wind has blasted and eroded the cemented sand to form the grooves. This image was acquired in August 2004 and is located near 15.6S, 228.4W. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-10-05