Olympica Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Olympica Fossae is a complex channel located on the Tharsis volcanic plains between Alba Mons and Olympus Mons. The sinuosity of the large channel in the top half of the image indicates that this is a channel created by liquid flow. In this case the location and other surface features visible in the image indicate that lava flow rather than water created the channel. The more linear depression at the bottom left side of the image is probably a tectonic feature called a graben and was formed by movement along fault lines.

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Image ID: 
V78693003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-09-10 21:41
Mon, 2019-10-14
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018238 km/pixel
0.0182956 km/pixel


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