Pavonis Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The two depression crossing this image are called Pavonis Fossae and are located on the northern lower flank of Pavonis Mons. These linear features are most likely created by a combination of both tectonic and volcanic forces. The top feature has several narrow 'walls' within the depression, indicating a collapse of the roof of an empty lava tube.

Pavonis Mons is the central volcano of the three large Tharsis volcanoes. All three volcanoes form a line located along a tectonic bulge caused by extensional forces in the region. Pavonis Mons is the smallest of the three with a summit of only 14km (8.7 miles).

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Image ID: 
V90136011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-04-10 02:31
Tue, 2022-08-16
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (63 km)
0.034948 km/pixel
0.0352073 km/pixel


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