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Aeolis Buttes
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Aeolis Buttes

June 3, 2006

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a group of dust-covered buttes in the Aeolis region of Mars. Dozens of dark slope streaks—created by dry avalanches of dust—extend from a variety of elevations toward the base of each butte. Large, dust-covered, windblown ripples surround the group and occupy some of the low-lying areas between individual buttes.

Location near: 1.5°S, 202.9°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: lower left

Season: Southern Summer



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