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These Sand Dunes On Mars Look Weirdly Familiar

And also just a bit weird.

1. This is a dune field on Mars in a large crater near the valley Mawrth Vallis.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona / Via nasa.gov

This image was acquired by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on December 30 last year.

2. It looks even stranger zoomed out.

NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona / Via uahirise.org

Nasa says: “For dune fields, the spacing of individual dunes is a function of sand supply, wind speed, and topography.”

3. Remind you of anything?

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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