Elysium Fossae

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of one of the Elysium Fossae on the western flank of the Elysium volcanic complex. The fossae have both a tectonic and volcanic origin. The linear fractures, representing tectonic activity, are aligned southeast to northwest (the top of the image is north). The sinuous nature of the channel is due the flow of a liquid, most likely lava in this case.

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Image ID: 
V72434014 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-04-13 09:56
Mon, 2018-07-16
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (68 km)
0.018743 km/pixel
0.0191381 km/pixel


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