Elysium Fossae

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image contains a section of one of the many channel forms found on the northwestern side of the Elysium Mons volcanic complex. The channel features are thought to have both a tectonic and volcanic origin. The linear depression resembles a graben (formed by tectonic forces) and the smaller sinuous channels to the top of the image more closely resemble features caused by fluid flow - either lava or water created by melting subsurface ice by volcanic heating.

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Image ID: 
V72646015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-04-30 21:04
Mon, 2018-08-06
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (68 km)
0.018741 km/pixel
0.0188941 km/pixel


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