Avalanches on Mars
Earlier this week, NASA released images that show an avalanche in action on the surface of Mars.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took these photos in February as it flew over the north pole of the planet. The image below shows clouds of dust from the rock fall.
Image Credit: NASA
The landslides were first noticed by Ingrid Daubar Spitale of the University of Arizona, Tucson, who helps to aim the camera and has studied hundreds of the images it has sent back, the website said.
“It really surprised me,” she said. “It’s great to see something so dynamic on Mars. A lot of what we see there hasn’t changed for millions of years.”
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