Holden Crater/Uzboi Valles

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image, located near 27.0S and 35.5W (324.5E), displays the intersection of Holden Crater with Uzboi Valles. This region of Mars contains a number of features that could be related to liquid water on the surface in the Martian past. Holden Crater contains finely layered sedimentary units that have been subsequently dissected. The hummucky terrain in the bottom half of the image is the remnants of this terrain, though the fine layers are not visible in this image at this resolution. The sedimentary units could have formed through deposition of material in a lacustrine type environment. Alternately, these layers could also be volcanic ash deposits. Uzboi Valles, which enters the crater from the southwest, is a catastrophic outflow channel that formed in the Martian past. The streamlined nature of the topographic features at the intersection of the crater with Uzboi Valles record the erosional pattern of flowing liquid water on the surface of Mars during the episodic outflow event.

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Image ID: 
V01063003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-03-11 18:22
Wed, 2002-04-17
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017305 km/pixel
0.017431 km/pixel


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