Dark streaks mark the steep slopes of this ridge located east of Mangala Valles as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Dark Slope Streaks

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Dark streaks mark the steep slopes of this ridge located east of Mangala Valles. One theory about the creation of this feature is that downslope movement of a rock "clears" the brighter dust revealing the darker surface below.

Orbit Number: 51688 Latitude: -17.0589 Longitude: 211.394 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-08-08 22:02

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Image details

ID#:
PIA17512

Date added:
2013-10-01

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU