Wind Erosion

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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Long term winds have etched the surface in Memnonia Sulci. Partial cemented surface materials are easily eroded by the wind, forming linear ridges called yardangs. The multiple direction of yardangs in this VIS image indicate that there were at least two different wind directions in this area.

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Image ID: 
V59217002 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2015-04-20 15:12
Thu, 2015-07-02
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.017833 km/pixel
0.0178961 km/pixel


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