Friday, February 28, 2014

Subtle Windstreak Southwest of Olympus Mons

Windstreaks are a record of wind directions and are an important part of deciphering the history of the surface. This VIS image contains a very subtle windstreak in the bottom 1/3 of the image. Originating at a small crater, the windstreak records a wind that blew east to west. This VIS image is located southwest of Olympus Mons.

Orbit Number: 53560 Latitude: 12.798 Longitude: 220.87 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-01-10 00:48

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University

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