Wind Streaks in Syrtis Major

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Windstreaks are features caused by the interaction of wind and topographic landforms. The raised rims and bowls of impact craters causes a complex interaction such that the wind vortex in the lee of the crater can both scour away the surface dust and deposit it back in the center of the lee. If you look closely, you will see evidence of this in a darker rim enclosing a brighter interior. These windstreaks are located on the lava flows of Meroe Patera in Syrtis Major.

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Image ID: 
V13640003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2005-01-10 05:12
Mon, 2005-05-30
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.035643 km/pixel
0.036099 km/pixel


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