The amount of sand in this region of Juventae Chasma has coalesced into a sand sheet, rather than individual dune forms. Wind continues to sculpt the sand around high standing hills.
Orbit Number: 38765 Latitude: -4.18755 Longitude: 298.942 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-09-10 04:18
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