PIA08746: Dunes of Wirtz
 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 1716 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1581
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08746.tif (1.155 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08746.jpg (204.3 kB)

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10 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sand dunes, formed by winds blowing from the southwest (lower left), in Wirtz Crater. The crater is named for Carl Wilhelm Wirtz (1876-1939), a German astronomer.

Location near 49.0S, 25.5W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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