Aeolis Planum

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of Aeolis Planum. The surface in this region has been heavily eroded by wind action. In regions of poorly cemented surface materials it is possible to create large features due to just the action of the wind. The direction of the wind aligns with the ridges and valleys. The dominant wind direction in this region is southeast to northwest; however, other wind directions can occur within a localized region.

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Image ID: 
V94819003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-04-30 16:46
Wed, 2023-10-25
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (270 km)
0.071445 km/pixel
0.0718821 km/pixel


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