PIA08795: Yardang City
 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:  2048 x 5504 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1595
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08795.tif (11.28 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08795.jpg (1.321 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

24 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the contact between a group of yardangs, tapered ridges formed by the removal of relatively easily-eroded material (e.g., sedimentary rock) and a concentration of dark-toned windblown sand on the floor of a crater in the Terra Sabaea region of Mars.

Location near: 1.4N, 333.9W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-09-24