Wind Erosion

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

At the top of this VIS image is an area eroded by the wind. This region of the Martian surface is highly dissected by wind action. The surface materials are poorly cemented and easily eroded. It has been suggested that the surface is comprised of volcanic ash deposits, sourced from the Tharsis and Apollinaris volcanoes.

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Image ID: 
V93116002 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-12-11 10:31
Wed, 2023-03-08
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (268 km)
0.07085 km/pixel
0.0720464 km/pixel


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