Crater Dust Avalanches

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Dust avalanches, also called slope streaks, occur on many Martian terrains. The deposition of airborne dust on surfaces causes a bright tone in the THEMIS VIS images. Any movement of the dust downhill, a dust avalanche, will leave behind a streak where the darker, dust-free surface is exposed. This region of dust avalanches is located in and around a crater to the west of yesterday's image.

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


Image ID: 
V13916014 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2005-02-01 22:31
Fri, 2005-06-10
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.017969 km/pixel
0.0181 km/pixel


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