PIA08087: Aeolis Buttes
 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 2907 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1439
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08087.tif (2.98 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08087.jpg (487.8 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

21 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a group of dust-covered buttes in the Aeolis region of Mars. Dozens of dark slope streaks -- created by dry avalanches of dust -- extend from a variety of elevations toward the base of each butte. Large, dust-covered, windblown ripples surround the group and occupy some of the low-lying areas between individual buttes.

Location near: 24.8N, 114.8W
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:
2006-04-21