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Detail 4 - Amazonis Sulci
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Detail 4 - Amazonis Sulci

March 30, 2005
This image, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, shows a detail of the Medusa Fossae formation. The Amazonis Sulci, with its ridges and grooves, appears to be wind-sculpted. The lack of craters superposing this surface indicates that wind erosion has been the latest stage of eroding processes acting here.

The HRSC obtained this image during orbit 917 with a resolution of approximately 13 metres per pixel. It shows an area located at about 5º South and 213º East.


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