PIA04173: Frosty Dunes

Frosty Dunes


29 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows frost-covered sand dunes in the martian north polar region. The winds responsible for these dunes generally blew from the southwest (lower left).

Location near : 80.0°N, 114.6°W
Image width : width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : lower left
Season : Northern Spring

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 Dune, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-08-29
Date in Caption 2005-08-29
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04173
Identifier PIA04173