Layered Candor Chasma

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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. The imaged area is close to the depression that connects Candor and Melas Chasmas together. The image's top part shows parts of one of the large deposits that lie in the middle of Candor Chasma. Wind etched yardangs and gullies can be seen on this downward sloping area. The image's middle part show another layered deposited area with dunes on the Chasma floor around it.

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Image ID: 
V09927002 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2004-03-10 10:24
Tue, 2004-10-05
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017679 km/pixel
0.017807 km/pixel


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