Eroded Mesas

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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Located not far south of Olympus Mons, these mesas show interesting erosional patterns. Some of their slopes, particularly those on the eastern-facing sides, show a debris with a blocky and somewhat etched appearance. In the bottom half of the image, where the mesas become more common, small bright mega-ripples (a dune form) snake between the mesas. Perhaps they are formed from locally-derived materials eroding off the mesa slopes.

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Image ID: 
V06658019 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-06-15 09:37
Mon, 2003-07-21
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.017942 km/pixel
0.018073 km/pixel


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