Medusae Fossae

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image is located at the intersection of Medusae Fossae and Medusae Sulci. Long term surface winds have eroded materials in this region, creating ridges and valleys aligned with the direction of the wind. To form the surface features seen in this image, the surface must have been soft and easily eroded. It has been suggested that the materials may be volcanic ash from nearby volcanoes (Olympus Mons and Arsia Mons).

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


Image ID: 
V79431007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-11-10 15:59
Mon, 2020-02-10
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.035739 km/pixel
0.0360894 km/pixel


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