Can Dune!

I hear it’s Sand Dune Week. Far be it from me to pass up a good geomeme!

I actually thought I had some more GigaPans of sand dunes, but it turns out the only ones that were primarily dune focused were the ones I shot at White Sands National Monument on New Years Eve of 2008. That’s just as well because these are indeed some beautiful barchans not so dissimilar from the Martian examples Brian highlighted in his contribution.

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One thing you won’t find on a Martian dune is the vegetation such as the yuccas seen in this photo of a slumped slipface at White Sands. It you look at the color of the sand you’ll note that as white as it is, there is a patch toward the bottom right corner of something even whiter. Yes, that’s snow.

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