NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows classic yardangs, landforms created by wind erosion in southern Amazonis Planitia on Mars. The boat-shaped mesa, in particular, is a classic example of a yardang landform.

27 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows classic yardangs, landforms created by wind erosion in southern Amazonis Planitia. The boat-shaped mesa, in particular, is a classic example of a yardang landform. Yardangs are found on both Earth and Mars.

Location near: 11.2°N, 162.2°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season Northern Autumn

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