Memnonia Sulci

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows some of the extensive wind etched terrain in Memnonia Sulci, located southwest of Olympus Mons. The linear ridges are called yardangs and form by wind removal of semi-cemented material. The ridges are parallel to wind direction, so the predominate winds that created the yardangs in this image blew NW/SE.

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Image ID: 
V81216007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-04-05 15:23
Thu, 2020-06-11
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.017833 km/pixel
0.0179112 km/pixel


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