Valles Marineris Graben

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This THEMIS VIS image was taken just south of the rim of Valles Marineris. The troughs seen in this image are structural features called graben. A graben is an elongated trenchlike structural form bounded by parallel normal faults bounding a down-dropped block of surface. These graben developed as part of the formation of Valles Marineris.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V07256003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-08-03 13:11
Mon, 2005-03-28
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.01745 km/pixel
0.017577 km/pixel


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