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Equatorial Gullies on Mars

Equatorial Gullies on Mars
Although gullies are most common in the middle latitudes of Mars, they are also found in equatorial regions. This image shows a 3-kilometer-wide impact crater with gullies all along the steep inner slopes.

An enhanced-color cutout better distinguishes the gully deposits from the surrounding boulder fields. These slopes are very steep, so a fluid like water is not required to explain gully formation.

ID: ESP_035945_1755
date: 28 March 2014
altitude: 262 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_035945_1755
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full images including scale bars, visit the ID link.