Cerberus Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today’s VIS image shows a section of Cerberus Fossae. Located southeast of the Elysium Planitia volcanic complex, the linear graben near the top of the image was created by tectonic forces related to the volcanic activity. The graben are sources of both channels and significant volcanic flows. As seen in this image, the graben cuts across features such as hills, indicating the relative youth of the tectonic activity. Graben form where extensional tectonic forces allows blocks of material to subside between paired faults.

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Image ID: 
V79944007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-12-22 21:50
Wed, 2020-03-04
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018284 km/pixel
0.0187284 km/pixel


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