PIA08028: Craters and Streaks
 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:  1024 x 1380 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1419
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08028.tif (1.415 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08028.jpg (163.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

1 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows two impact craters of nearly equal size, plus their associated wind streaks. These occur in far eastern Chryse Planitia. The wind streaks point toward the southwest (lower left), indicating that the responsible winds blew from the northeast. One of the two craters is shallower than the other, and has a suite of large, windblown ripples on its floor. The shallower crater with the ripples is probably older than the other, deeper crater.

Location near: 20.6N, 30.1W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-04-01