Channels and Erosion

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The dissected and eroded channel observed in this THEMIS image taken of the region southwest of the volcano Elysium Mons shows typical erosional islands and depositional features. The interesting thing about this channel is that it appears to start out of nowhere. The MOLA context image shows that the channel originates from a fissure within the ground, whose origin is likely volcanic, but may also be related to volatile processes.

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Image ID: 
V06312021 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-05-17 22:01
Fri, 2003-06-20
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018298 km/pixel
0.018431 km/pixel


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