Status Report

NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Daedalia Wind Streak

By SpaceRef Editor
January 21, 2004
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-612, 21 January 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This January 2004
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows a dark wind streak in the lee of a small
meteor impact crater in Daedalia Planum. The
dominant winds responsible for this streak blew from the
east (right).
This picture is located
near 17.1°S, 138.8°W, and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.
Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.

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.

SpaceRef staff editor.