Equatorial Gullies on Mars

Although gullies are most common in the middle latitudes of Mars, they are also found in equatorial regions. This image shows a 3-kilometer-wide impact crater with gullies all along the steep inner slopes.

An enhanced-color cutout better distinguishes the gully deposits from the surrounding boulder fields. These slopes are very steep, so a fluid like water is not required to explain gully formation.

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)   (16 April 2014)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_036433_1755 .

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_035945_1755

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona