Radial Erosion

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The ejecta surrounding the crater (off image to the left) in this image has undergone significant erosion by the wind. The wind has stripped the surface features from the ejecta and has started to winnow away the ejecta blanket. Near the margin of the ejecta the wind is eroding along a radial pattern - taking advantage of radial emplacement. Note the steep margin of the ejecta blanket. Most, if not all, of the fine ejecta material has been removed and the wind in now working on the more massive continuous ejecta blanket.

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Image ID: 
V06322021 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-05-18 17:48
Thu, 2005-07-28
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.01805 km/pixel
0.018182 km/pixel


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