PIA07124: Lowell's 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:  512 x 1259 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-935
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07124.tif (499.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07124.jpg (66.33 kB)

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9 December 2004
A century ago, the name Percival Lowell and the planet Mars were intimately linked through his popular writings about canals built by intelligent beings on the fourth planet. Today, a crater in the southern hemisphere of Mars is named for Lowell, who usually observed the planet from a hilltop in Flagstaff, Arizona. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image, acquired in October 2004, shows a portion of a sand dune field in western Lowell Crater. The dunes are located near 51.3S, 82.5W. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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