A stunning picture exhibiting sand dunes on Mars was launched this week by NASA.

Within the image, the dunes have an elongated crescent form. Their form is why they’re often called “barchan dunes.”

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Across the dunes, the pockmarked panorama of Mars is seen in blue and brown hues.

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NASA says the dunes are shaped by wind on the Crimson Planet that repeatedly strikes sand grains up the lengthy slope in direction of the highest of the dune.

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The picture depicts small ripples on the slope that consequence from this motion.

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In response to the area company, this sluggish sand motion is what causes the dunes to regularly transfer over time.

In July, newly printed analysis confirmed that “ghost dunes” on Mars may probably maintain proof of alien life.

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