Friday, June 20, 2014

Mass Wasting at a Mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae

This image appears to show some type of mass movement of material down the wall of a mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae. Also visible is an arc-shaped ridge at the end of the valley.

The ridge may be a moraine from a glacier. HiRISE may be able to see that the surface of the moraine is coarser than the material in front of the ridge.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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