NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dust-raising events -- small dust storms and a few very large dust devils in the Syria/Claritas region of Mars.

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-379, 2 June 2003

This color-enhanced composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) wide angle images shows dust-raising events--small dust "storms" and a few very large dust devils--in the Syria/Claritas region around 2 p.m. (1400) local time on May 21, 2003. The region is southwest of the Labyrinthus Noctis, near 14°S, 108°W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left; winds were blowing from the west/southwest when the picture was taken.

This composite was constructed from a full-resolution (240 meters per pixel) red wide angle image and a much lower resolution (7.5 km per pixel) blue wide angle image acquired at the same time.

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