More Recent Landslides Spotted on Mars

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Recent Landslide in Zunil Crater on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Thanks to the [Mars][3] Reconnaisance Orbiter and the on-board HiRISE camera, scientists are able to monitor Mars for changes taking place on the landscape. They do this by comparing older images with newer ones, and also by seeing “fresh” features — like this recent landslide in Zunil [Crater][4]. “The color and [albedo][5] patterns indicate that a landslide occurred here very recently-too recently to have been re-covered by dust,” writes Alfred McEwen, principal investigator of HiRISE, writing on the camera’s website. “Looking for changes such as this will help us to better understand active processes.” McEwen said the landslide could have been triggered by a Marsquake or a small impact event.”

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