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THEMIS: Yardangs in Memnonia Sulci

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 9, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows some of the extensive wind etched terrain in Memnonia Sulci, located south west of Olympus Mons. The linear ridges are called yardangs and form by wind removal of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Yardangs in Memnonia Sulci

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 24, 2016. The elongated hills in this VIS image are a feature termed yardangs. Yardangs are formed by wind activity in regions where the surface material is soft and not well cemented. The elongation … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Wind etching

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 9, 2016. Today’s VIS image is located near Memnonia Sulci, on the edge of Lucus Planum. The material at the top and left side of the image has been eroded by the wind to … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Wind erosion

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 2, 2015. Long-term winds have etched the surface in Memnonia Sulci. Partial cemented surface materials are easily eroded by the wind, forming linear ridges called yardangs. The multiple direction of yardangs in this VIS … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers in Memnonia Sulci region

Layers in Memnonia Sulci region. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Yardangs

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 13, 2014.┬áThis region near Memnonia Sulci has been eroded by the wind to form linear ridges called yardangs. The two prominent directions of wind are recorded by the two directions of the ridges. More … Continue reading

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