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Peas in a pod

19 Oct 2015, 17:25 UTC
Peas in a pod
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A Piece of Mars: These “peas-in-a-pod” are dunes covered in long ripples (the scene is 960×480 m, or 0.6×0.3 mi). They’re a bit odd, surrounded by a rippled apron. It reminds me of melted-looking dunes that are common in high southern latitudes, but these are at 21.5ºN. Yet more Mars mysteries to solve… (HiRISE ESP_042697_2055 NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona).

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