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Ryan Anderson

Pretty Dunes in Gale Crater

Posted by Ryan Anderson

27-04-2009 17:55 CDT

Topics: pretty pictures, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

This article originally appeared on Ryan Anderson's "The Martian Chronicles" blog and is reposted here with permission.

Pretty dunes in Gale Crater

NASA / JPL-Caltech / U. Arizona

Pretty dunes in Gale Crater
These dunes and ripples share a valley with an ancient, infilled channel on the mound of sediment in Gale Crater, near the end of the proposed MSL traverse. They are especially striking because they are made of dark volcanic sand, mixed with light-toned sand from the sediments filling the channel.

This is a tiny subframe from the HiRISE image PSP_009294_1750.

 
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