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NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Dust Devil Streaks

By SpaceRef Editor
November 27, 2005
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1294, 27 November 2005

Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems


This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows terrain in southern Noachis Terra, covered by dozens and dozens of dark streaks created by the passage of late spring/early summer dust devils.

Location near: 64.9°S, 8.3°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: upper left

Season: Southern Summer

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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.

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