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  • n. Plural form of ventifact.


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  • Many more links at the educational page Disappearing rocks: how erosion creates ventifacts.

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  • Pictures and discussion re Martian ventifacts here from the Viking Lander and this PDF paper, Ventifacts on Mars (the latter with a nice comparison of a terrestrial wind-eroded lava with the Martian rocks 'Stimpy' and 'Souffle').

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  • The Hoagland site Machinery found at Spirit landing site bizarrely interprets a set of unremarkable ventifacts (faceted, polished and pitted rocks typical of desert wind erosion) as "cased objects and machinery".

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  • We swooped down through the rock configuration called the Labyrinth and beyond the dolerite extrusions to Bull Pass, a natural gallery of smooth ventifacts like the relics of a lost civilization.

    Terra Incognita


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