The dunes in this image are part of the dune field that encircles a large portion of the northern pole. There is less sand available in this region of the dune field, resulting in individual dunes rather than the dense dunes seen elsewhere in the dune field.
Orbit Number: 46733 Latitude: 78.2657 Longitude: 147.577 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-06-27 04:47
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