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HiRISE - Mars :  ESP_063407_2600_RGB  -  'Del Mar' Dunes | by Processing Planetary Images & Enhancements For Fun
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HiRISE - Mars : ESP_063407_2600_RGB - 'Del Mar' Dunes

Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO)

High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment : HIRISE

 

Dunes Dubbed "Del Mar"

 

Sand dunes are among the most widespread aeolian (wind-formed) features present on Mars. Their spatial distribution and morphology are affected by changes in wind direction and wind strength. Patterns of dune erosion and deposition provide insight into the sedimentary history of the surrounding terrain.

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Acquisition date

05 February 2020

 

Local Mars time

14:37

 

Latitude (centered)

79.847°

 

Longitude (East)

234.295°

 

Spacecraft altitude

318.1 km (197.7 miles)

 

Original image scale range

31.8 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~96 cm across are resolved

 

Map projected scale

25 cm/pixel

 

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Uploaded on May 16, 2020