PIA23674: Dunes in Briault Crater
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
 Instrument:  HiRISE
 Product Size:  2880 x 1800 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  University of Arizona/HiRISE-LPL
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Active sand dunes are common on Mars, and have a variety of surface textures. The "braided" texture visible here may be typical of dunes that are transitioning into sand sheets.

Also see this image for a Context Camera view of this area.

The map is projected here at a scale of 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) per pixel. (The original image scale is 58.3 centimeters [23.0 inches] per pixel [with 2 x 2 binning]; objects on the order of 175 centimeters [68.9 inches] across are resolved.) North is up.

This is a stereo pair with ESP_060855_1700.

The University of Arizona, in Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colorado. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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