Geomorphic Gumbo

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Just northeast of the small Tharsis volcano Biblis Patera lies a scene of surprising complexity. The upper left portion of the image shows the furrowed terrain of Gigas Sulci, likely produced in response to the evolution of Olympus Mons volcano. A narrow channel that probably contained flowing lava snakes through the center of the image before transitioning into a gaping chasm. The lower third of the image shows a jumble of textures, presumably produced from the emplacement and erosion of lava flows, but which are not easily classified.

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Image ID: 
V07981019 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-10-02 07:20
Mon, 2003-11-24
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.01786 km/pixel
0.01799 km/pixel


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