Kasei Valles

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Just a small part of the huge Kasei Valles outflow channel is shown in this THEMIS visible image. Still, the awesome erosive power of the water that once flowed through this channel is evident. The different erosional levels of the channel indicate that it is likely that water flowed at several levels for some time. Today the area is covered by a layer of fine martian dust. The dark streaks seen on the cliff faces are the result of dust avalanches which have exposed the underlying rock.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V05907005 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-04-14 13:52
Wed, 2003-05-21
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (67 km)
0.018385 km/pixel
0.018519 km/pixel


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