Canyons of Aeolis Mensae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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At the top of the image is a relatively dusty plateau with some spur and gully topography visible along its southern edge as well as amphitheater shaped alcoves. The plateau surface then drops down to reveal a canyon floor covered with yardangs. The floor material appears to be layered and is being stripped out by the wind to form the yardangs.

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Image ID: 
V08297001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-10-28 05:43
Thu, 2003-11-13
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017648 km/pixel
0.017777 km/pixel


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