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Large Bright Wind Ripples
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Large, Bright Wind Ripples

June 20, 2003
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows large, relatively bright ripples of windblown sediment in the Sinus Sabaeus region south of Schiaparelli Basin. The surrounding substrate is thickly mantled by very dark material, possibly windblown silt that settled out of the atmosphere. The picture is located near 7.1°S, 343.7°W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.