Artynia Catena

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image shows part of Artynia Catena, just one of many north/south trending tectonic graben located around Alba Mons. Artynia Catena is located northwest of Alba Mons. While other graben in the area are identified as fossae (defined as a long, narrow depression), the circular depressions within this graben lead to the descriptor name catena (defined as a chain of craters). In this case the craters are most likely a result of roof collapse into an underlying open space such as a lava tube. Artynia Catena is 279km (173 miles) long.

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Image ID: 
V94566007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-04-09 21:05
Tue, 2023-08-01
512 pixels (19 km)
1824 pixels (69 km)
0.03787 km/pixel
0.038299 km/pixel


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