PIA08090: Memnonia Texture
 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 1523 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1441
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08090.tif (1.561 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08090.jpg (373.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

23 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows small ridges in the Memnonia region of Mars. The ridges or yardangs, as they are called, are formed by wind erosion of a material which is apparently more susceptible to modification by wind than other, probably stronger, materials in the scene. The large circular feature is the site of a nearly-filled, nearly-buried meteor impact crater.

Location near: 3.4S, 153.0W
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:
2006-04-23