HiPOD: Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Aonia Terra Dune Field

Dunes of Aonia
We targeted this dune field in Aonia Terra, a region in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars, to sample the surface texture, roughness and the small scale morphologies and how these might relate to a thermophysical map of the area. (Thermophysical refers to the physical properties of materials as affected by elevated temperatures. The bright spots are carbon dioxide frost.)

ID: ESP_026602_1300
date: 30 March 2012
altitude: 250 km

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full observation details, visit the ID link.