PIA03661: Aeolis Yardangs

Aeolis Yardangs


12 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a group of tapered ridges, known as yardangs, which formed by wind erosion of a relatively easily-eroded material, most likely sedimentary rock or volcanic ash deposits containing some fraction of sand-sized grains.

Location near : 6.1°S, 210.8°W
Image width : ~2 km (~1.2 mi)
Illumination from : lower left
Season : Southern Summer

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Volcano
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2006-01-12
Date in Caption 2006-01-12
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03661
Identifier PIA03661