Claritas Fossae - False Color

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations of the surface not easily identified in a single band image. Today's false color image shows part of Claritas Fossae. The graben filled highlands are bounded by Solis Planum to the northeast and Icaria Planum to the southwest. The linear features (fossae) are graben, a tectonic feature created when blocks of material subside between paired faults. Extensional tectonic forces are responsible for graben formation. While close to the Tharsis region, it is thought that Claritas Fossae formed prior to the large lava flows located north of this image.

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Image ID: 
V67635003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2017-03-13 23:52
Thu, 2020-08-20
256 pixels (17 km)
3792 pixels (255 km)
0.067434 km/pixel
0.0677565 km/pixel


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