Friday, June 15, 2018

Mars: Dune Ripples in Hellas Planitia | NASA

On the Migration of Ripples in Hellas Planitia — This is part of a large dune field inside the western rim of Hellas Planitia. The field is located at an elevation that is deeper than most dune fields at this latitude. How does that impact ripple migration?

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) image
(258 km above the surface, less than 1 km top to bottom and north is to the right.)

The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Release Date: June 13, 2018


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