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Is it windblown or not?

A Piece of Mars: This 480x270 m (0.30x0.17 mi) scene shows what are being called "ridges". Were these ridges once dunes that have now been stabilized and eroded? They have some dune-like characteristics: nearly parallel crests, one slope is steeper ...

When the martian surface is eroded, pretty things emerge

A Piece of Mars: Just like at Earth's Grand Canyon, erosion on Mars has created some really beautiful landscapes. This 480x270 m (0.3x0.17 mi) scene shows rugged terrain that was once buried in sediment. Does the texture here represent the ...

Is it windblown or not?

A Piece of Mars: This scene is 0.96x0.54 km (0.60x0.34 mi) across. There's an old river valley running across it. The walls of the valley have been eroded and there's a washboard pattern with a wavelength of ~6m (20 ft). ...

Windblown or not?

A piece of Mars: The surface in this 960x540 m (0.6x0.34 mi) scene has a distinct fabric to it that runs from the upper left to lower right. Are these old lithified dunes? And what makes the tiny filamentary lines ...