Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dark Slope Streaks in Terra Sabaea

Dark slope streaks, like the ones in this unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea, are believed to be formed when surface dust is displaced and the darker rock below is exposed. Rocks falling due to gravity likely formed these streaks.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

Note: The closest major landmark to the location in the above image is Tikhonravov Crater, which lies to the west.

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