Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Daedalia Planum Wind Streaks

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-459, 21 August 2003

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) wide angle (red camera) image shows streaks in the lee of obstacles such as meteor impact craters and lava flow margins in southwestern Daedalia Planum. The image covers an area about 252 km (157 mi) across near 13°S, 142°W. The streaks indicate that the dominant winds blow toward the northwest (left/upper left). Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left/upper left.

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