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Defrosting Dunes in Kunowsky Crater

Defrosting Dunes in Kunowsky Crater
In the late winter when first illuminated, the carbon dioxide frost at high latitudes will begin to sublimate. Over sand dunes, the defrosting spots and mass wasting on steep slopes produce striking patterns. This scene is especially artistic given the shapes of the dunes as well as the defrosting patterns.

ID: ESP_076605_2370
date: 29 November 2022
altitude: 310 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.