PIA08744: Rippled Labyrinth
 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 1442 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1579
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08744.tif (970.2 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08744.jpg (183.7 kB)

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8 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned ripples covering the floors of troughs in the Adamas Labyrinthus region of northern Elysium Planitia. The ripple crests generally run perpendicular to the trend of each trough, indicating that the dominant winds involved in shaping these ripples blow up and down, through the troughs, independent of the direction of winds that blow across the plains outside the troughs.

Location near 32.7N, 251.1W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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