Angustus Labyrinthus - Inca City

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of Angustus Labyrinthus. Angustus Labyrinthus is a unique region near the south polar cap. The squares formed by intersecting ridges earned the feature the informal name of the Inca City when it was discovered in Mariner 9 images in 1972.The linear ridges are believed to have formed by volcanic and tectonic forces, where magma filled fractures in the subsurface and then erosion revealed the magmatic material.

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Image ID: 
V84350007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-12-19 16:04
Tue, 2021-02-23
512 pixels (16 km)
3744 pixels (117 km)
0.031474 km/pixel
0.0319329 km/pixel


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