THEMIS: Dunes and sand sheet in Rabe Crater

Dune cascade in Rabe Crater (THEMIS_IOTD_20180619)THEMIS Image of the Day, June 19, 2018. The large sand sheet with surface dune forms seen in this VIS image is located on the complex floor of Rabe Crater. The sand is likely derived by erosion into the deposit that fills most of the crater floor, creating a pit which hosts the dunes. This crater morphology is unique to Rabe Crater. Rabe Crater is part of Noachis Terra.

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