Landslide on Mars


A stunning Martian landscape bears traces of a recent landslide and ancient floods.


A Martian landscape from orbit.
A Martian landscape from orbit.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

This image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows a fresh (well-preserved) landslide scarp and rocky deposit off the edge of a streamlined mesa in Simud Valles, a giant outflow channel carved by ancient floods.

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