PIA08703: Archangel's 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:  1024 x 1764 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1564
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08703.tif (1.808 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08703.jpg (270.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

24 August 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sand dunes in Arkhangelsky Crater, named for A. D. Arkhangelsky (1879-1940), an influential, early Russian geologist. The steepest slopes on these dunes, their slip faces, point toward the northeast (upper right), indicating formative winds from the southwest.

Location near: 41.3S, 25.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-08-24