Layers, landslides, and sand dunes

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image shows the northern rim of one of the Valles Marineris canyons. Careful inspection shows many interesting features here. Note that the spurs and gullies in the canyon wall disappear some distance below the top of the canyon wall, indicating the presence of some smooth material here that weathers differently from the underlying rocks. On the floor of the canyon, there are remains from a landslide that came hurtling down the canyon wall between two spurs. Riding over the topography of the canyon floor are many large sand dunes, migrating generally from the lower right to upper left.

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Image ID: 
V07867001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-09-22 20:16
Mon, 2003-10-27
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017355 km/pixel
0.017481 km/pixel


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