PIA08058: Plains Traveler
 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 1200 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1428
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08058.tif (807.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08058.jpg (169.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

10 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a dust devil traveling across a plain west-southwest of Schiaparelli Crater, in far eastern Sinus Meridiani. The dust devil is casting a shadow toward the northeast, just south (below) of an egg-shaped crater.

Location near: 6.4S, 349.3W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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