Moving Mass Material on a Mesa

This image appears to show some type of mass movement of material down the wall of a mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae. Also visible is an arc-shaped ridge at the end of the valley .

The ridge may be a moraine from a glacier. HiRISE may be able to see that the surface of the moraine is coarser than the material in front of the ridge .

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team   (18 June 2014)

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Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona