About this image
The fractures in the center of this VIS image are part of Cerberus Fossae. These fractures formed in response to streching of the martian crust due to magma movement related to the formation of the Elysium Volcanic field, located to the northwest. Note how the fractures cut through the pre-existing hills indicating the fracture is younger than the hills.
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