Sirenum Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The linear depressions in this VIS image are graben. Graben are formed from tectonic activity with large blocks of material moving downward between paired faults. The crater in the bottom half of the image is oval rather than round, which could have been due to impacting into this region of tectonic deformation.

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


Image ID: 
V66271003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-11-21 15:19
Thu, 2017-01-12
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (63 km)
0.034601 km/pixel
0.0351983 km/pixel


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