Sand and Water

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image shows a relatively small crater (~35 km across) in the heavily cratered terrain of the southern highlands. At the midlatitudes, this area is known both for its water-formed gullies and its sand dunes. This crater shows spectacular examples of both. In fact, the gullies running down the northern edge of the crater made it to the cover of Science magazine on June 30, 2000. The large dark spot in the floor of the crater is sand that has accumulated into one large dune with a single curvilinear crest.

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Image ID: 
V08089008 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-10-11 03:04
Fri, 2003-11-07
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.017143 km/pixel
0.017268 km/pixel


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