Science and Exploration

Elongated Dunes On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 27, 2021
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Elongated Dunes On Mars
Elongated Dunes On Mars

These lovely linear dunes at Meroe Patera identified in Context Camera images that have developed in a sand starved region of the dune field, elongating from behind a cliff.
HiRISE was asked to obtain this observation in order to compare morphology to other linear dunes elsewhere on Mars.

ID: ESP_065194_1875
date: 23 June 2020
altitude: 270 km

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