Wind Erosion

July 17, 2018

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Winds in this region have modified the surface, carving valleys into a poorly cemented material. The winds in this region blew to the northeast (north is to the top of the image, and sunlight is coming from the right). These linear valleys are called yardangs.

Orbit Number: 72445 Latitude: -9.22287 Longitude: 187.05 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-04-14 07:28

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

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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