Cerberus Rupes

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

These fractures occur within the volcanic plains south of Elysium Mons. The discontinuation of the fractures - like the one below the main group - indicates that these features are not formed by downdrop of material along faults, but rather formed by the collapse of the ceiling of lava tubes. Small regions of mega-ripples (a dune form) can be seen at the base of the hills at the bottom of the image.

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Image ID: 
V04326009 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-12-05 10:34
Thu, 2002-12-19
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.017955 km/pixel
0.018086 km/pixel


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