Canyon Walls

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The high canyon walls of Valles Marineris make for a striking THEMIS image. Geologic materials that are more resistant to erosion produce cliff forming units while landslide deposits and streaks are observed on slope units. Several dust avalanches are observed in the top of the image.The linear ripple-like pattern seen on some of the slopes may be sand dunes.

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Image ID: 
V05921001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-04-15 15:42
Fri, 2003-06-13
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017528 km/pixel
0.017656 km/pixel


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