Dark Slope Streaks

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image shows part of two unnamed craters in Terra Sabaea. Numerous dark streaks mark the slopes of the inner rims. There are several suggested mechanisms to form these features. Two of the mechanisms are that the dusty surface has been altered to reveal darker rock beneath from motion of downward moving dust, or the surface is darkening by fluid or other surface staining.

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Image ID: 
V94648003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-04-16 14:54
Mon, 2023-08-07
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.035765 km/pixel
0.0362369 km/pixel


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