Lava Flows and Surface Textures

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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The striking surface textures observed in this THEMIS image taken south of the volcano Arsia Mons are from different erupted lava flows. Many flows extend for several kilometers and are observed to crosscut previous existing flows. The variable surface textures could result from older and younger lava flows, differences in the composition and vesicularity of magma, or different degrees of weathering.

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Image ID: 
V08019002 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-10-05 08:35
Mon, 2003-11-17
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017286 km/pixel
0.017412 km/pixel


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