Lucus Planum Yardangs

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image is located on Lucus Planum. The surface in this image has been eroded by the wind to form features called yardangs. Yardangs form in a poorly cemented material where the wind cuts linear valleys, removing some of the material and leaving parallel ridges behind. The direction of the ridge/valley is aligned with the wind direction. The dominant wind direction in this region is along a northwest/southeast trend; however, other wind directions can occur within a localized region.

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Image ID: 
V95217003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-06-02 11:15
Mon, 2024-01-01
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.035653 km/pixel
0.0359454 km/pixel


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