Can’t Catch Me!

Recent image from the HiRISE camera
Recent image from the HiRISE camera

Windswept Martian dunes create a somewhat humanoid, running gingerbread-man figure in this image from the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The dunes reside within a crater in the southern hemisphere of Mars.

This week, the University of Arizona released thousands of new images from their HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) observations, taken during the month of August. The new releases have been posted on their main site at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona