Margaritifer Chaos

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows a small section on Margaritifer Chaos. The term chaos is applied to regions where the surface is being eroded to form mesas. As the surface processes continue individual mesas become more isolated and take on the appearance of regions of hills. At the top of the image is Margaritifer Terra, which is being dissected into large mesas. Towards the bottom of the image the mesas have been eroded into smaller hills.

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Image ID: 
V89010003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-01-07 09:17
Fri, 2022-05-20
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.03568 km/pixel
0.0358873 km/pixel


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