Saturday, February 1, 2014

Windstreaks Between Pavonis Mons and Noctis Fossae

The windstreaks in this VIS image are located on the lava plains between Pavonis Mons and Noctis Fossae. Streaks form on the down-wind side of positive topographic features (like hills and crater rims), indicating that the winds which created these streaks blew to the north east in this region.

Orbit Number: 53285 Latitude: -1.22511 Longitude: 255.604 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-12-18 07:48

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University

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