Hephaestus Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image is located in Utopia Planitia and shows part of Hephaestus Fossae. Hephaestus Fossae is a complex channel system. It has been proposed that the channel formed by the release of melted subsurface ice during an impact event. Additionally, the nearby Elysium volcanic center created subsurface heating that may have played a part in creating both Hephaestus Fossae and Hebrus Valles to the north.

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Image ID: 
V85286003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2021-03-06 18:17
Wed, 2021-08-11
256 pixels (19 km)
3792 pixels (280 km)
0.074069 km/pixel
0.0747762 km/pixel


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