Sirenum Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The linear depression in this VIS image is part of Sirenum Fossae. Depressions of this type are called graben, which form by the down drop of material between two parallel faults. The faults are caused by extensional tectonic stresses in the region. The fossae are 2735km long (1700 miles).

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Image ID: 
V83781003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-11-02 19:27
Wed, 2020-12-23
512 pixels (17 km)
1824 pixels (62 km)
0.034287 km/pixel
0.0347735 km/pixel


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