Science and Exploration

The Dunes Of Meridiani Planum On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 31, 2022
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The Dunes Of Meridiani Planum On Mars
Meridiani Planum

This observation shows really nice, well-spaced barchan and dome dunes that were visible in a 2008 image, In 2014, we detected changes with another picture of the same area.

With a stereo pair and a digital terrain model, we can better quantify the sand flux.

ID: ESP_071080_1840
date: 24 September 2021
altitude: 270 km

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