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Gullies with Characteristics of Water-Carved Channels
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Gullies with Characteristics of Water-Carved Channels

False-color image of gully channels in a crater in the southern highlands of Mars, taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The gullies emanating from the rocky cliffs near the crater's rim (upper left) show meandering and braided patterns typical of water-carved channels. North is approximately up and illumination is from the left.


Last Update: 15 Sept 2011 (AMB)

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona



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Last Updated: 15 Sep 2011