PIA04135: Windblown Dunes

Windblown Dunes


6 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a suite of small, dark sand dunes on the floor of a crater in western Arabia Terra. The winds responsible for these dunes generally blow from the east/southeast (right/lower right).

Location near : 6.3°N, 349.6°W
Image width : width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : upper left
Season : Northern Summer

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Crater, Dune, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-08-06
Date in Caption 2005-08-06
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04135
Identifier PIA04135