Ascraeus Mons Flank

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows a portion of the northern flank of Ascraeus Mons. Ascraeus Mons is the northernmost of the three large aligned Tharsis volcanoes. All three have extensive flank deposits along the northeast/southwest trend connecting the volcanoes. In today's image volcanic lava flows are visible along with tectonic features and collapse features. Collapse into underlying lava tubes will create a what looks like a series of craters along a tectonic trend.

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Image ID: 
V79404003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-11-08 10:44
Fri, 2020-01-31
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.017969 km/pixel
0.0174459 km/pixel


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