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Windswept

May 13, 2013
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a light-toned wind streak created in the lee—the downwind side—of an impact crater in the Cyane Fossae region of Mars. Winds blowing from the bottom (south) toward the top (north) swept this scene clean of fine, bright dust except for the dust that had accumulated in a few protected areas such as that in the lee of this crater. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1489, 10 June 2006

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems