Lava-filled craters

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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Craters and hills form high standing streamlined plateaus or islands in a channeled area. The plateaus are rounded in the upstream direction and taper to a point in the downstream direction, indicating that the direction of flow in this area was roughly south to north, or bottom to top. The channels appear to be filled with lava flow deposits that are raised above the channel in some areas. A lava flow diverges around a small streamlined hill near the bottom of the image and then merges again around the northern end of it. Near the top of the image is a crater with a breach on the east (right) side that allowed the lava to flow in, leaving a lobate, high standing deposit. The channels may have been formed by the lava flows that currently fill them or there may have been flow of liquid water that created them before the lava was emplaced.

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Image ID: 
V06335017 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-05-19 19:28
Thu, 2003-06-12
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018173 km/pixel
0.018306 km/pixel


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