Pit Crater near Elysium Mons. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

The image above shows an area on the lower southeastern flank of the volcano Elysium Mons on Mars. Pictured is a small yet dark pit that is about 130 meters in diameter. This is the first pit seen in the Elysium volcanic region.

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The picture displayed below was published by National Geographic and shows an image captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnoissance Orbiter. The photograph shows two converging wind directions.


Sand dunes west of the enigmatic Orcus Patera depression Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona