Dust Devil Tracks
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Dust Devil Tracks

January 7, 2013
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a dark sand dune patch that occurs on the floor of a southern hemisphere crater near 64.1°S, 197.2°W. Passing dust devils have disrupted the fine, bright dust that coats the surrounding terrain, leaving wildly-varied streak patterns. Dark dots to the left (west) of the dune are boulders. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-622, 31 January 2004

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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