Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Schiaparelli's Wind Streaks

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-660, 9 March 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows craters and dark wind streaks on a plain on the floor of northeastern Schiaparelli Basin. The streaks indicate that dominant winds blow from the northeast (upper right). The image is located near 1.5°S, 339.8°W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left; the image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.

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Malin Space Science Systems and the California Institute of Technology built the MOC using spare hardware from the Mars Observer mission. MSSS operates the camera from its facilities in San Diego, California. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars Surveyor Operations Project operates the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft with its industrial partner, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, from facilities in Pasadena, California and Denver, Colorado.

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