Why is Mars still multicolored?

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Why is Mars still multicolored?
« on: 07/02/2011 22:03:44 »
If winds engulf the planet with red dust repeatedly, how is it that certain parts remain more darkly pigmented than others? I would have thought by now all the colors would have become mixed, or at least covered.
 

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Why is Mars still multicolored?
« Reply #1 on: 08/02/2011 19:30:49 »
Remember even with a totally uniformly coloured surface  texture shadows and the change in the colour and direction of incident light during a day can give different effects on surfaces.
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Why is Mars still multicolored?
« Reply #2 on: 09/02/2011 19:43:10 »
This one is nice. Mars surface color.
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Why is Mars still multicolored?
« Reply #3 on: 13/02/2011 05:33:29 »
Interesting. I am still wondering about the dark areas: are they really dark, or just appear so due to roughness?