Ridges swimming in a sea of dust (Released 16 January 2003)

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The muted terrain of northern Acidalia Planitia testifies to the fact that the region is heavily mantled with dust. The most interesting features in this image are the small terraces located along the flanks of the ridges and the patterned ground seen at the base of the largest ridge (upper right). These features appear to be classic examples of periglacial landforms and may indicate the presence of shallow subsurface ice.

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Image ID: 
V04382003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-12-10 00:57
Thu, 2003-01-16
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (70 km)
0.019355 km/pixel
0.019496 km/pixel


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