PIA07333: Yardangs in Aeolis
 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 1076 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-992
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07333.tif (724 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07333.jpg (252.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows yardangs, formed by wind erosion, and large ripples formed in wind by deposition of sediment. The sharp yardang ridges trend from northwest toward southeast (upper left to lower right), while the ripple crests are nearly perpendicular to this trend.

Location near: 0.9N, 212.5W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-02-04