Wind Erosion

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

When a large impact occurs it vaporizes the surface and deposits hot debris around the newly formed crater. That change of the surface by an impact is beautifully illustrated here, where the crater and ejecta are more resistant to the power of the wind. Note the other smaller craters near top of the image. This image is located on the northern flank of Apollinaris Mons.

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Image ID: 
V45122003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
-6.8759
173.689
45122
2012-02-15 12:49
Thu, 2012-03-29
VIS
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017602 km/pixel
0.017731 km/pixel

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