Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

In this VIS image the surface region is being dissected by linear valleys. As the dissection continues individual mesas will develop, creating the terrain called chaos. The linear nature of the valleys is most likely due to tectonic fractures. In this region of Aram Chaos the mesas are still large, with time the mesa edges will continue to erode and the mesas will become smaller and further from each other.

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Image ID: 
V72315011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-04-03 14:31
Wed, 2018-06-27
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018139 km/pixel
0.0180877 km/pixel


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