Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Alba Patera is a very large old volcano on the surface of Mars. While still impressive in height, it no longer towers over the surrounding plains. It is thought that after a major eruption that emptied the magma chamber beneath Alba Patera the entire volcano collapsed into the empty space below. This collapse is marked by extensive fracturing. This VIS image shows collapse on a much smaller scale.

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


Image ID: 
V28335015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2008-05-04 03:04
Wed, 2008-06-18
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (68 km)
0.018775 km/pixel
0.018912 km/pixel


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