Dunes of Wirtz
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Dunes of Wirtz

November 10, 2006

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sand dunes, formed by winds blowing from the southwest (lower left), in Wirtz Crater. The crater is named for Carl Wilhelm Wirtz (1876-1939), a German astronomer.

Location near: 49.0°S, 25.5°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: upper left

Season: Southern Autumn

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