Mars satellite captures an avalanche of activity

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Captured on 19th of February 2008 by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, this incredible photo shows not just one or two but four avalanches occurring on the surface of the red planet. Comprised of dust, grains of ice and possibly larger chunks these avalanches throw massive clouds into the air while the debris falls from the cliff-face into the valley below. This satellite is designed to help track geographical changes on the planet’s surface; however, it seems little has changed over the last few million years. Events like these are rare and are valuable pieces of the puzzle for scientists.

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