HiRISE: Dunes on Mars

Monday , 9, January 2012

I just saw the following HiRISE image while browing through my ArcGIS Mars database:
It made me wonder why these dunes only form at the edge of the plateau…

When zoomed in the dunes also show a strange pattern:
Is this water ice?

The image can be viewed by downloading HiView and pointing it to this URL.

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