PIA07275: Dark Sand 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 1513 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-970
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07275.tif (733.7 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07275.jpg (106.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

13 January 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sand dunes in the north polar region of Mars. The dominant winds responsible for these dunes blew from the lower left (southwest). They are located near 76.6N, 257.2W. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) across; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper right.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-01-13