PIA07195: North Polar 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:  672 x 1138 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-957
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07195.tif (763.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07195.jpg (102 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

31 December 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sand dunes in the north polar region of Mars. They are streaming away (toward the left) from a low escarpment at the edge of an outlier of polar water ice (the bright area on the right). The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is located near 80.7N, 80.2W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-12-31