Wonders of Eos Chasma

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The slopes and floor of Eos Chasma, a portion of the vast Valles Marineris canyon complex, are located near an early landing site for the MER rovers. Sadly, this site was eliminated due to serious concerns about winds. Nevertheless, this site contains some marvelous geology. Layered rocks abound in the walls of the canyon as well as in the large streamlined material on the floor. The streamlined island appears to have been formed in a massive flood episode. Alluvial fans can also be seen at the base of the slopes. One fan has a deeply entrenched channel that was most likely carved out by water; however, it may be possible that dry avalanches created this channel.

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Image ID: 
V07954001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-09-30 00:08
Thu, 2003-10-16
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017408 km/pixel
0.017534 km/pixel


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