Follow The Fault

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image of the southern rim of Melas Chasma is unique in showing the trace of one of the many faults associated with Valles Marineris. The fault is seen as a small ridge feature entering the upper lobe of the gully. It continues as the brighter line crossing diagonally across the gully and then as a darker line down along the slope to the floor of Melas Chasma.

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Image ID: 
V06245003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-05-12 07:50
Thu, 2007-10-18
512 pixels (18 km)
1440 pixels (50 km)
0.034834 km/pixel
0.03528 km/pixel


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