Cerberus Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The linear depressions at the top of the VIS image are some of the graben that comprise Cerberus Fossae. Graben form where extensional tectonic forces allows blocks of material to subside between paired faults. Cerberus Fossae are located in Elysium Planitia, southeast of the Elysium Mons volcanic complex. The graben were also the source of significant volcanic flows, creating the deposits seen at the lower part of the image.

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Image ID: 
V77985003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-07-14 14:21
Fri, 2019-08-30
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (66 km)
0.036313 km/pixel
0.0365156 km/pixel


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