Where the Wind Blows

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Wind is one of the remaining active processes altering the surface of Mars. In regions of long term unidirectional winds, the dust and sand is winnowed away. In places with poorly cemented surface materials the wind and entrained sand with blast the surface causing linear erosion like that seen in today's VIS image. This image is located at the equator near Gordii Dorsum.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V77484006 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-06-03 08:10
Tue, 2019-07-16
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (66 km)
0.036247 km/pixel
0.0364869 km/pixel


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