Olympica Fossae

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's image shows part of Olympica Fossae. The large depression in the bottom half of the image is part of the fossae itself, and is probably a graben. Graben are formed when a block of material is down dropped between paired faults. In the top portion of the image there are several small channels. Olympica Fossae is located in the Tharsis volcanic region between Olympus Mons and Alba Mons.

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Image ID: 
V63176012 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-03-11 16:59
Wed, 2016-05-25
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (67 km)
0.018464 km/pixel
0.0182858 km/pixel


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