Dust and Sand Mixing

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The bright and dark tones observed in this THEMIS image of part of an unnamed impact crater (85 km in diameter) near the larger impact crater Schiaparelli are due to variable amounts of bright dust and dark sand covering the surface. Wind shadows observed around small impact craters at the top of the image and small grooves and ripple-like marks observed throughout the scene illustrate dynamic and continued wind processes on Mars.

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


Image ID: 
V07740001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-09-12 09:18
Mon, 2003-11-10
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.01765 km/pixel
0.017779 km/pixel


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