Amazonis Mensa

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of the wind eroded Amazonis Mensa. Just one of several large linear mounds of material, Amazonis Mensa has been carved by long term surface winds. The linear grooves are aligned with the prevailing winds. The mensa has to be formed of soft, relatively uncemented materials to be eroded so easily. It has been suggested that the surface material may be volcanic ash from nearby volcanoes.

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Image ID: 
V79493007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-11-15 18:32
Tue, 2020-02-11
512 pixels (18 km)
7584 pixels (273 km)
0.036111 km/pixel
0.0366167 km/pixel


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