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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows a small portion of Dao Vallis. Located south of Hadriacus Mons (a volcano), this channel is approximately 1200km (750 miles) long. It has been proposed that heating of the region due to volcanic activity melted subsurface ice which was released to the surface to carve the channel. Dao Vallis empties into the Hellas Planitia basin.

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


Image ID: 
V83191019 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-09-15 06:07
Mon, 2020-11-09
512 pixels (17 km)
3744 pixels (129 km)
0.034529 km/pixel
0.0350263 km/pixel


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