The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Detailed views of south polar dust fans
Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, weather and climate
Dust fans located close to each other on Mars' defrosting south polar cap sprout in many different directions, indicating multiple fan-formation events at different times as the wind blew in different directions. These six images are all shown at the same scale (1 meter per pixel, at fullest enlargement).
NASA / JPL / U. Arizona
Original image data dated on or about April 1, 2007
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