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Picture of the Day - Ancient Martian Highlands

Published by Matt on Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:29 pm via: HiRISE
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In this enhanced color image of the central pit of an impact crater in the ancient highlands, we see colorful streaks, where the bedrock is eroding, moving downhill a bit, then getting swept by the wind.

Ancient Martian Highlands. Credit: NASA

Ancient Martian Highlands. Credit: NASA

The central uplifts of large impact craters often collapse to form pits on Mars, but they are still structural uplifts and often expose deep bedrock with diverse rock types which have a variety of colors.

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I know that this is probably a very naive question, but are the colours enhancements?
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