Martian sand dunes, satellite image

Martian sand dunes, satellite image

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Credit: NASA/JPL/UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Martian sand dunes. Coloured satellite image of sand dunes in the Abalos Undae north polar region of Mars. The sand (dark blue) originates from basaltic rock and the lighter areas are composed of Martian dust. Image obtained by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on 30th September 2008. The width of this image is roughly 1.2 kilometres across.

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Keywords: 2009, 21st century, abalos colles, abalos undae, aeolian geology, basalt, basaltic, dunes, erosion, from space, geographical, geography, geological, geology, high resolution imaging, hirise, hirise camera, mars, mars reconnaissance orbiter, martian, martian north pole, mro, nasa, planetary science, planetary surface, polar, rippled, ripples, sand dune, sand dunes, satellite image, solar system, space mission, surface, volcanic rock, volcanic rocks, wind action, wind blown, wind-blown, windblown

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