Hebes Chasma (Released 1 September 2004)

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

THEMIS Image of the Day explores the nomenclature of Mars. Hebes Chasma = Chasma: deep, elongated, steep-sided depression. Hebes: Goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera, cupbearer to the gods on Mount Olympus. After tripping and spilling the nectar, she was replaced by Ganymede. Hebes married Hercules after he was made a god.
Hebes Chasma is part of a smaller chasma system located north of the main Valles Marineris chasma system. In this VIS image both walls of the canyon are visible. Note the layering near the top of the canyon walls, and the erosion of material. Nomenclature Fact of the Day: Major bright features on Titan will be named for sacred or enchanted places from legends, myths, stories, and poems from cultures around the world. Major dark features will be named for legendary or mythical primordial seas or enchanted waters. Other features will be named for deities of happiness, peace, and harmony.

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Image ID: 
V10052001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2004-03-20 17:22
Wed, 2004-09-01
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017769 km/pixel
0.017899 km/pixel


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