Mars - Teardrop Flow Patterns                               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor ( wellerr@cochise.edu  )
Last edited:  10/11/17     edited by Roger Weller
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     Teardrop-shaped features are found in channels where has been a flow
of materials; whether it is water or a very fluid lava has still not been
determined. The blunt end of the teardrop is facing upstream and the
thin tapering tail points downstream.


The photos are all courtesy of NASA and USGS.       

photos of teardrop flow patterns
unnamed:  12  3  4  5  6  78  91011  12  13  14  15  16

Mars geology links on teardrop flow structures
teardrop flow features- Athabasca Valles