NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a suite of yardangs in the Memnonia Sulci region on Mars. Yardangs are ridges formed by wind erosion. Most commonly, they will form in sedimentary rocks or volcanic ash deposits containing some amount of sand-sized grains

8 December 2004
Yardangs are ridges formed by wind erosion. Most commonly, they will form in sedimentary rocks or volcanic ash deposits containing some amount of sand-sized grains (particles of 0.0625 to 2.0 millimeters size, like the grains in common table salt). This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a suite of yardangs in the Memnonia Sulci region. The scene is located near 9.3°S, 172.4°W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The ridges are illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

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