Arsinoes Chaos

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of Arsinoes Chaos. Chaos terrain is typified by regions of blocky, often steep sided, mesas interspersed with deep valleys. With time and erosion the valleys widen and the mesas become smaller. It has been proposed that a catastrophic outflow of subsurface water creates the chaos. Arsinoes Chaos is located in northern Margaritifer Terra.

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


2023-12-10 03:56
Thu, 2024-05-09
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (64 km)
0.035596 km/pixel
0.0359362 km/pixel


PNG | JPEG (high res) | JPEG (reduced res) | PDF | TIFF