PIA17512: Dark Slope Streaks
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Instrument: THEMIS
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Produced By: Arizona State University
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Dark streaks mark the steep slopes of this ridge located east of Mangala Valles. One theory about the creation of this feature is that downslope movement of a rock "clears" the brighter dust revealing the darker surface below.

Orbit Number: 51688 Latitude: -17.0589 Longitude: 211.394 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-08-08 22:02

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Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

Image Addition Date:
2013-10-01