Hephaestus Fossae

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image is located at the eastern end of Hephaestus Fossae. Hephaestus Fossae is a channel system in Utopia Planitia near Elysium Mons. It has been proposed that the channel formed by the release of melted subsurface ice during the impact event that created a large crater west of this image. The method of formation for this complex feature at end of the channel is still unknown.

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


Image ID: 
V72659015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-05-01 22:42
Wed, 2018-08-08
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (67 km)
0.018475 km/pixel
0.0185547 km/pixel


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