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Tongue-Shaped Flow Below a Scarp in Phlegra Montes
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Tongue-Shaped Flow Below a Scarp in Phlegra Montes

January 21, 2012
This observation shows a tongue-shaped flow of material below a scarp in Phlegra Montes, a range of curving mountains and ridges on Mars.

This type of feature is sometimes formed by a debris flow, a landslide, or the flow of ice-rich material. However, the source of the material and how it was deposited here remains unclear.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team

Credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona


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