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THEMIS: The many textures of Gordii Dorsum

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 24, 2018. This VIS image is located at the northern end of Gordii Dorsum, where the surface slopes down into southern Amazonis Planitia. Within this image are several different surfaces and textures. At the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Ridges in Gordii Dorsum

Ridges in Gordii Dorsum. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Yardangs forming near Gordii Dorsum

The purpose of this observation is to determine how these formations, called “yardangs” are forming within a layer of bedrock. Yardangs are streamlined hills that are carved by wind erosion from bedrock. The rock must be sufficiently erodible for wind … Continue reading

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