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 that created a large crater south of this image. 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.

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


Image ID: 
V85623006 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2021-04-03 12:15
Wed, 2021-09-01
512 pixels (19 km)
1824 pixels (67 km)
0.036946 km/pixel
0.037383 km/pixel


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