Swirling Winds Reflected In Dunes

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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These dark transverse and linear dunes are located in the floor of a crater in the southern highlands. The dunes appear to follow the flow of winds that circle around the crater floor, creating a swirling pattern. Another reason for the apparent arc may be a north to south shift in the relative strengths of two winds that influence these dunes. Dust devil tracks indicate recent wind action on the floor of this crater.

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Image ID: 
V07884007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-09-24 06:06
Mon, 2003-12-01
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.017114 km/pixel
0.017238 km/pixel


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