HiRISE Spots Slope Streaks on Mars in Acheron Fossae
These dark streaks, also known as "slope streaks," in an area of Mars called Acheron Fossae resulted from dust avalanches. The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured them on Dec. 3, 2006.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages MRO for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The University of Arizona, in Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colorado.