Candor Chasma Landslide

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

THEMIS has taken some great pictures of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in the solar system. If this canyon were on Earth, it would stretch from New York to Los Angeles. Image of the Day toured some of the canyons that make up this vast system. This image shows an area in Candor Chasma. Wind etched surfaces, dunes and layered rock are present in this area. A landslide deposit can be seen on the left-center portion of this image. While tectonic features are common around the canyon system, there appears to be a sinuous channel at the bottom of the image which drains into the top of the cliff.

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Image ID: 
V04884002 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-01-20 07:02
Thu, 2004-09-30
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017504 km/pixel
0.017631 km/pixel


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