Wind Erosion

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image is located between the uplands of Aeolis Mensae and Aeolis Planum. This region of the Martian surface is highly dissected by wind action. The surface materials are poorly cemented and easily eroded. It has been suggested that the surface is comprised of volcanic ash deposits, sourced from the Tharsis and Apollinaris volcanoes.

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Image ID: 
V81417014 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-04-22 04:36
Thu, 2020-06-25
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017806 km/pixel
0.0175856 km/pixel


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