Another Martian Avalanche

The HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured another great image of an avalanche on Mars:
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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

The images shows a cloud of dust caused by frozen carbon dioxide breaking loose from the top of a large cliff (lower-left corner of the image) and carrying additional debris from the cliff face with it. Material from previous avalanches can clearly be seen as white wisps along the base of the cliff.

Posted on March 15, 2010
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