A Different Medusae Fossae Formation

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The western-most mound of the discontinuous deposit of Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) shows a style of erosion different from the typical. The MFF commonly displays a range of yardang features, the boat hull shaped ridges that result from wind erosion. This image shows no obvious yardangs and instead shows pits and troughs that appear to be due to collapse rather than wind erosion.

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


Image ID: 
V07772020 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-09-15 02:29
Fri, 2003-10-10
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017755 km/pixel
0.017884 km/pixel


PNG | JPEG (high res) | JPEG (reduced res) | PDF | TIFF