The looming dune

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ESP_027432_1350_1.0xA piece of Mars: this 0.96×0.54 km (0.6×0.33 mi) scene shows a large, rippled dune that is slowly marching towards the upper right. The smooth striped band running from upper left to lower right is the slip face, where sand pushed by the wind eventually avalanches. Smaller scars show where slope failures (little landslides) have formed. (HiRISE ESP_027432_1350, NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona)

2 Responses to The looming dune

  1. Rose Orenstein says:

    The color contrast is surprising! Amazing details of the landslides. I can never get tired of what we are finding on Mars! Thank you for all your efforts!

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