steep slope

The image above is from Phys.org's article Steep slopes on Mars reveal structure of buried ice that I came upon by the link in a comment from @Mark Adler after his answer to this question.

It shows one of the eight scarps that researchers using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found where thick deposits of ice are exposed in faces of their eroding slopes.
Those eight sites are at latitudes from about 55 to 58 degrees but their exact location is not revealed in that article.


Scarp #1:

According to this NASA information, this specific scarp is located at 56.6 degrees South latitude, 114.1 degrees East longitude. This picture was taken on May 7, 2011.

I went to Google Earth Pro, and inputted the coordinates: -56.6, 114.1 on Mars, and it looks the same. Note the "wedge" shape.

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Scarp #2:

Here's another one of those 8 scarps. At coordinates 55.309, 253.45.

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This is a cropped image. Circled by me. The original photo can be found here.

On Google Earth Pro, you can find it by inputting the above coordinates.

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Scarp #3:

Located at Milankovič Crater. Located at 55.212, 213.103.

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Here's the Google Earth Pro image:

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    $\begingroup$ That's a good start, only seven more to go for ! $\endgroup$ – Cornelisinspace May 24 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ I'll keep updating my answer as I find more. Just found the second. $\endgroup$ – Star Man May 24 at 23:46

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