Windstreak on Lava Flow

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image shows only a small portion of the vast lava flows west of Arsia Mons. A large windstreak occurs downwind of a crater. Note the the surface texture in the bright part of the windstreak is more subdued than the rest of the flow. This is because the wind has deposited fine materials in this area. The wind can both erode the surface and cover it with deposits.

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Image ID: 
V10004001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2004-03-16 18:33
Thu, 2005-06-30
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017628 km/pixel
0.017757 km/pixel


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