Dark Slope Streaks

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image shows part of the 'rim' of Orcus Patera. How Orcus Patera formed is a mystery. Along the east facing ridge walls in this image multiple regions of dark slope streaks are visible. It is believed these features formed due to down slope movement of materials, either revealing darker rock beneath a dusty cover, or a coating of the surface with another material.

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


Image ID: 
V71859011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-02-25 01:02
Thu, 2018-05-31
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (67 km)
0.018393 km/pixel
0.0183465 km/pixel


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