Wind + Gravity

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image is located in Medusae Fossae. Along the cliffside several dark streaks are visible. It is thought that these streaks mark the location where downslope movement of material has removed some of the dust that coats every surface of Mars, and revealed the rocky surface beneath the dust. The surface of the rest of the image appears to have been modified by wind erosion, which has created the aligned small hills and ridges.

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


Image ID: 
V71135003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2017-12-27 09:27
Tue, 2018-04-10
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.03588 km/pixel
0.0364642 km/pixel


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