NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a wind-streaked plain in Tharsis near the Pavonis Mons volcano on Mars. The lighter-toned surfaces show how the plain used to look, before strong winds removed much of a thin coating of dust.

13 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a wind-streaked plain in Tharsis near the Pavonis Mons volcano. The lighter-toned surfaces show how the plain used to look, before strong winds removed much of a thin coating of dust. The light-toned tails behind several craters show that the winds blew from the southwest (lower left).

Location near: 36.6°N, 88.9°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

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