PIA08056: Tyrrhena 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:  916 x 2717 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1426
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08056.tif (2.492 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08056.jpg (322.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

8 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of a field of dark sand dunes superposed on the light-toned floor of a crater in eastern Tyrrhena Terra. The orientation of the dunes -- with the steep faces toward the south (bottom) -- suggests that winds generally blew from north to south at the time the dunes were formed.

Location near: 14.6S, 262.3W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-04-08