Gorgonum Chaos

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The bottom portion of this VIS image shows part of Gorgonum 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. Chaotic regions form when groundwater escapes to the surface, undermining it and causing the ground to collapse. Gorgonum Chaos is located in Terra Sirenum.

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Image ID: 
V93127004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-12-12 08:25
Fri, 2023-03-10
256 pixels (17 km)
3792 pixels (260 km)
0.068597 km/pixel
0.0691897 km/pixel


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