Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image is located on Eumenides Dorsum. 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, a secondary trend to the northeast/southwest is visible in the center of the image.

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


Image ID: 
V95990003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-08-05 02:49
Wed, 2024-02-28
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.036035 km/pixel
0.0366278 km/pixel


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