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Slope Streaks in Arabia Terra

Slope Streaks in Arabia Terra

On the Beauty of Martian Slope Streaks
Slope streaks are typically caused by the displacement of material, perhaps from a falling rock or bolder, that exposes the darker subsurface to the harsh Martian sunlight. Streaks generally fade over long periods of time. These streaks are notable not only for their wonderful shapes, but their interesting position on the rim of a small and ancient impact crater. This scene is located on the eastern side of a much larger (and older) crater in Arabia Terra.

ID: ESP_071039_2070
date: 21 September 2021
altitude: 286 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.