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Detailed views of south polar dust fans

Detailed views of south polar dust fans

NASA / JPL / U. Arizona

Detailed views of south polar dust fans
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).

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

Original image data dated on or about April 1, 2007

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