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Landforms on Mars

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014: Geologic diversity on Mars is shown in this image of the eastern Elysium Planitia region. Abutting this field is a mesa, which…Read More »

displays dark streaks on its slopes. Perhaps these streaks are caused by freshly disturbed darker material that hasn’t faded yet. Dust avalanches like these commonly occur in dust-covered Martian regions. Further south, a line of pits and also fretted terrain are visible, then a network of channels and depressions dominating the southern part of the image. The photo, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, was released on Oct. 15, 2014.

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