Relative Dating Via Fractures

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image of the eastern part of the Tharsis region illustrates how fractures can be used in relative dating of a surface. The fractured materials on the right side of the image are embayed by younger volcanic flows originating to the west of the image. Note how the younger flows cover the ends of the fractures, and are not at all fractured themselves.

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Image ID: 
V14057009 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2005-02-13 13:09
Fri, 2005-04-01
512 pixels (18 km)
7584 pixels (272 km)
0.03589 km/pixel
0.03615 km/pixel


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