PIA06963: Mid-latitude Dune Field
 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:  672 x 1008 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-887
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06963.tif (544.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06963.jpg (78.45 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

22 October 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a field of sand dunes in a crater in Noachis Terra near 49.6S, 352.9W. Patches of autumn frost, possibly water ice, are seen on the south/southeastern (bottom/lower right) slopes of the dunes. This image mosaics with the east side of the dune image released as MOC Picture of the Day on 22 September 2004. The image 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:
2004-10-22