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Martian Avalanche!

Martian Avalanche!

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NASA /JPL / University of Arizona

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.

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Original image data dated on or about January 12, 2010

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