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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Martian Avalanche!

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Martian Avalanche! Caught in the act by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: an avalanche cascades down a steep, icy scarp near the north pole of Mars, kicking up a cloud of reddish dust about 200 meters wide.

NASA /JPL / University of Arizona

Original image data dated on or about January 12, 2010.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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