Impact crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Dark streaks on impact crater walls show evidence for movement of dust downhill due to the force of gravity. The erosion of rocks from the crater rim may also form the streak as they roll downhill and displace dust. Small sand dunes and the formation of yardang-like features on the southern part of the ejecta blanket indicate that wind is playing a major role in modifying this surface.

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Image ID: 
V03319003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-09-13 13:16
Wed, 2002-10-30
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.0177 km/pixel
0.017829 km/pixel


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