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Small Yardangs November 17, 2005

Posted by jtintle in JPL, Mars, Mars Global Surveyor, Space Fotos.
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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

 

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows small yardangs formed by wind erosion of a material that once completely covered everything in this scene. These landforms are located in southern Amazonis Planitia.
Location near: 8.1°N, 151.6°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn
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