This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the margin between materials being sculpted by the wind into long, narrow hills and a surface not visibly affected by the wind.
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Wind Erosion

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In regions where the surface materials are poorly cemented the wind acts to erode the materials into several different forms. This VIS image shows the margin between materials being sculpted by the wind into long, narrow hills and a surface not visibly affected by the wind.

Orbit Number: 44722 Latitude: -6.78782 Longitude: 188.219 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-01-13 14:37

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.

Image details

ID#:
PIA15360

Date added:
2012-02-13

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU