Emily Lakdawalla • Mar 03, 2008
Before, during, and after avalanches on Mars
These are some amazing photos that I think pretty much speak for themselves. They contain billowing dust clouds tossed into the air just moments after an avalanche of dusty material cascaded down the steep slope at the edge of Mars' north polar cap. As usual for images from the HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, I'm only showing you a tiny little bit of the entire image; you should visit the HiRISE website and use their "IAS Viewer" to check out and wander around the whole image and see what else you can find.
Let's Explore More
Our time to take action for space is now! Give today to have your gift matched up to $75,000.Donate