This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sand dunes in the north polar region of Mars. The dominant winds responsible for these dunes blew from the lower left (southwest). They are located near 76.6°N, 257.2°W. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) across; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper right. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-970, 13 January 2005 Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sanddunes in the north polar region of Mars. The dominant winds responsible for these dunes blew from the lower left (southwest). They are located near 76.6°N, 257.2°W. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) across; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper right. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-970, 13 January 2005. Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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