Science and Exploration

A Channel In Cydonia Mensae On Mars

By Keith Cowing
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February 4, 2023
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A Channel In Cydonia Mensae On Mars
A Channel In Cydonia Mensae

This observation was a public suggestion using HiWish from a class studying Mars: there are several channels nearby a ridge region.

These channels lead from the region towards a crater that has an irregular rim. Possible fluvial processes occurred at this area.

Dunes with thin crests line the channel floor and are oriented in the same direction.

ID: ESP_072201_2140
date: 21 December 2021
altitude: 295 km
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