Streamlined islands on Mars

Streamlined islands on Mars

Fig. 2.41 . An image of the Mangala Vallis region on Mars, taken with an instrument aboard the 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter. The scoured floors and teardrop-shaped islands were probably created by powerful, ancient flows of liquid water. The flowing water ran from the heavily cratered, southern highlands to the northern lowland plains. The name Mangala is the word for Mars in Sanskrit. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL/ASU.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University