Going Nowhere

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows a small channel located west of Holden Crater in Noachis Terra. The channel appears to arise from and flow to - well, nowhere. Small channel systems like this occur all over the surface of Mars. It was likely formed during the 'wet' period of Mars' history, when surface flows carved the large channels on Mars, but also lots of little channel just like this one.

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Image ID: 
V90745012 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-05-30 05:51
Fri, 2022-08-26
512 pixels (17 km)
1824 pixels (63 km)
0.034726 km/pixel
0.0349431 km/pixel


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