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This image shows wind tails near a rock dubbed "the Chimp".
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Wind Drifts seen by Sojourner

This image shows wind tails near a rock dubbed "the Chimp". Windrifts are part of the weathering process on Mars.

Analysis of winddrifts such as these contributes to the overall results of the Pathfinder mission, and help answer some questions.

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