Indus Vallis

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The major Martian dust storm of 2007 filled the sky with dust and produced conditions that prevented the THEMIS VIS camera from being able to image the surface. With no new images being acquired, we've dug into the archive to highlight some interesting areas on Mars. The this week's topic is medium sized channels.The entire region surrounding Indus Vallis has undergone extensive erosion. The deepest part of the channel is still identifiable, but it is impossible to tell if the wider bounding walls represent a terraced portion of the original channel or just easily eroded materials.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V14415015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2005-03-15 00:31
Wed, 2007-09-19
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (67 km)
0.018368 km/pixel
0.018501 km/pixel


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