These dark streaks, also known as slope streaks, resulted from dust avalanches on Mars. The HiRISE camera aboard NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured them on Dec. 26, 2017.

May 05, 2022

These dark streaks, also known as "slope streaks," on Mars resulted from dust avalanches. They were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter using its High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on Dec. 26, 2017.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages MRO for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The University of Arizona, in Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colorado.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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