Not all dune fields on Mars are located in deep craters. This dune field in southern Cimmeria Terra is located in the very shallow remnants of an old crater. The area is still at a lower elevation than it's surroundings and can trap sand moving in the region.
Orbit Number: 93153 Latitude: -64.8057 Longitude: 153.885 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-12-14 11:57
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