Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Mars - Copernicus Dunes

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark teardrop-shaped sand dunes in eastern Copernicus Crater. The winds responsible for these dunes generally blow from the south-southwest (lower left).

Location near: 48.7°S, 167.4°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: upper left

Season: Southern Summer

Hat tip NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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