1200th IOTD - 5/4/07

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This Image of the Day is the 1,200th posted since the series began March 27, 2002. It shows a strip of ground in the Daedalia Planum region of the giant volcanic provice of Tharsis. The lava flows come from the Arsia Mons volcano. Its summit lies about 300 miles (500 kilometers) to the right of the image, which measures 11 miles (18 kilometers) wide by 39 miles (63 km) long. The rough textured lava surface traps dust and sand, while the impact craters act as obstacles to the wind. The combination of readily available dust and turbulent winds passing the craters creates the bright and dark 'tails' extending to the west of the craters. These wind streaks indicate the wind was blowing from east to west (right to left).

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Image ID: 
V23407003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2007-03-25 07:03
Fri, 2007-05-04
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.01739 km/pixel
0.017517 km/pixel


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