Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Crater in Daedalia

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1158, 20 July 2005

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an impact crater in western Daedalia Planum, around which has developed a wind streak that runs off to the west (left) of the image. The winds responsible for the streak came from the east (right).
Location near: 11.2°S, 139.5°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

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