Mars -- Geomorphic Features

Valles Marineris (the Grand Canal)

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Details of the Valles Marineris.  We see erosional escarpments, things that look like giant landslides, and indications of erosion by flowing water.

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This  animation of a flight through the Valles Marineris was produced from digital terrain models (based on photos).

Some areas have been found where large sand dune fields are migrating across the surface.

A picture of the Martian ice cap.