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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of Iani Chaos. Chaos terrain is typified by mesas and valleys. The initial breakup of the land is due to tectonic forces. With time and erosion the valleys widen and the mesas grow smaller. Layers of material are visible at the bottom of the image, the source of the material is likely the erosion of the nearby mesas.

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Image ID: 
V82109021 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-06-18 04:07
Thu, 2020-10-01
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.035889 km/pixel
0.0361709 km/pixel


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