Patapsco Vallis

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image shows two different types of linear depressions. The wide depression at the top of the frame is Elysium Fossae, which most likely formed due to tectonic activity. The fossae is probably bounded on both sides by faults. The narrow depression at the bottom of the frame is a lava channel called Patapsco Vallis. This channel has lava flows on both sides which were probably formed by over spilling of lava as it flowed down the channel. Both these features are located east of Elysium Mons.

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Image ID: 
V35275011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2009-11-26 14:27
Wed, 2010-01-13
1024 pixels (22 km)
3648 pixels (71 km)
0.019694 km/pixel
0.021489 km/pixel


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