Aeolian processes

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Yeah, that’s right. I’m a physicist, and I had to look it up, too…

…just kidding. See, I do know my Italian pasta dishes, er, ancient Greek mythology.

For those interested, Aeolian geology is the study of landforms shaped by wind, so called after Aeolus, the Greek god of wind; and here’s the thing about that: On Mars, all the other stuff, which may shape the landscape, like volcanoes, tectonics (which, mostly, are two sides of the same coin), or water erosion, is not a big factor. Wind, however, is.

I hope you can see that from the image. 🙂

Source: https://www.uahirise.org/ESP_056683_1975
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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