Back in 2008, the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter returned an astonishing photo showing Mars to be a dynamic and active environment. The approaching martian summer had melted ground ice, and weakened part of one 700m high wall of the canyon, which had collapsed in a dusty avalanche just as HiRISE was passing over. Now, Bernhard Braun has released his own images of the event, the result of intensive 3D processing to produce a beautiful visualisation of what was going on. Read this article at Universe Today for more information.
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