Hephaestus Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image is located in the northern portion of Hephaestus Fossae. Hephaestus Fossae is a complex channel system in Utopia Planitia near Elysium Mons. It has been proposed that the channels formed by the release of melted subsurface ice during the impact event that created a large crater southeast of this image. Additionally, the nearby Elysium volcanic center created subsurface heating that may have played a part in creating both Hephaestus Fossae and Hebrus Valles to the north. The right angle intersections indicate there was some tectonic activity in this region of the fossae. Hephaestus Fossae is a very complex set of features

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Image ID: 
V95244003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-06-04 16:44
Mon, 2024-01-15
512 pixels (19 km)
1824 pixels (67 km)
0.037004 km/pixel
0.0374953 km/pixel


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