PIA08757: Sandy 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:  836 x 1564 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1585
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08757.tif (1.309 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08757.jpg (306.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

14 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sand dunes, with a thin coating of autumn frost, in the Ogygis Regio west of Argyre basin. The steepest slopes on the dunes, their slip faces, point toward the north-northeast (upper right), indicating that the dominant winds in the region blow from the south-southwest (lower left).

Location near: 50.4S, 66.6W
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:
2006-09-14