Eumenides Dorsum

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of the eastern flank of Eumenides Dorsum, a large linear rise located in southern Amazonis Planitia. This area of Mars is dominated by poorly cemented surface material that is easily eroded by the wind. Features align with wind direction, indicating that the winds in this region blew from the northeast. Eumenides Dorsum is part of the larger Medusa Fossae Formation of wind eroded materials south and southwest of Olympus Mons. The nature of the material being eroded is not known, but may be ash fall deposits, sourced from the Tharsis and Apollinaris volcanoes.

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Image ID: 
V93214001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-12-19 12:09
Thu, 2023-03-23
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (269 km)
0.071077 km/pixel
0.0717918 km/pixel


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