THEMIS: Dark streaks on slopes — wet or dry?

Slope streaks in a crater (THEMIS_IOTD_20180622)THEMIS Image of the Day, June 22, 2018. Located on the rim of Chia Crater, this smaller crater contains a multitude of dark slope streaks.

These features are assumed to represent down slope movements of material, either a process that removes a dusty top later to reveal dark rocky material below, or one that darkens part of the slope due to surface or near surface flows of a briny volatile.

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