NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a complex streak formed by deposition and erosion of sediment by wind in the lee of an impact crater in western Daedalia Planum on Mars.

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-332, 16 April 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a complex streak formed by deposition and erosion of sediment by wind in the lee of an impact crater in western Daedalia Planum. The winds needed to create this feature blew from the southeast (from the lower right). The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide near 10.1°S, 133.7°W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

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