Sirenum Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The linear features in this VIS image are graben called Sirenum Fossae. Graben are formed when blocks of material move downward between parallel faults. The faults were created by tectonic stresses in this region. The ground is pulling apart and breaks into faults, continued stress moves the sides of the faults further apart and form the graben.

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Image ID: 
V75220003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-11-28 20:39
Fri, 2019-01-04
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017439 km/pixel
0.0173446 km/pixel


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