Martian landslide


The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped this shot of fresh bedrock.


NASA / JPL-Caltech / Univ. of Arizona

The steep walls of Valles Marineris – a system of canyons that runs along the Martian surface east of the Tharsis region – sometimes fail, creating giant landslides. This provides a clean exposure of the underlying bedrock.

This image of the north wall of Ganges Chasma reveals bedrock with diverse colours and textures, representing different geologic units.

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