Photo of the day | Martian dunes bizarre




Photo of the day | Martian dunes bizarre

Using a camera High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), mounted on the multi-function automatic interplanetary station NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers from the University of Arizona could get stunningly detailed images rather strange sand dunes on the Martian plain Hellas.

Hellas plain located in the southern hemisphere of the planet, and its length from east to west is about 2300 kilometers. This is the deepest lowlands of Mars, it is located at 9 kilometers below the surrounding hills and 7152 meters below sea level srednemarsianskogo.

Type dunes, which captured the HiRISE camera called dunes. It is slowly moving dunes, sometimes able to take the most bizarre forms. In this case, in view of the dune formed constantly blowing from one (east-west) direction. Such dunes can be found on Earth.

What is interesting, bizarre photo dunes MRO made Nov. 4, 2013, the day when the Martian orbital satellite crossed the mark of 200 terabits of data transferred. This amount of data was transmitted to Earth from the moment MRO appeared in orbit of the Red Planet.
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