Hematite Outlier and Sand Dunes

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image shows a crater just south of the edge of the famous hematite-bearing surface, which is visible in the context image as a smooth area to the north. The crater has two features of immediate note. The first is a layered mound in the north part of the crater floor. This mound contains hematite, and it is an outlying remnant of the greater deposits to the north that have otherwise completely disappeared in this crater. The second feature is a dune field in the center of the crater floor, with dark dunes indicating winds from the northwest. The dunes grade into a dark sand sheet with no coherent structure, indicating that the sand layer thins out to the south and east.

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Image ID: 
V08452001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-11-09 23:51
Thu, 2003-12-04
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017593 km/pixel
0.01772 km/pixel


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