Southern Sand Dunes

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

At first glance, this THEMIS image showing impact craters and linear ridges and troughs is typical of the southern highlands. However, upon closer examination migrating sand dunes are observed within the troughs. Sandy material can often accumulate in these narrow depressions and become mobilized by the wind.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V04060003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-11-13 11:23
Wed, 2003-01-15
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.017094 km/pixel
0.017218 km/pixel


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