Hyblaeus Fossae

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows one of the graben that make up Hyblaeus Fossae. This fracture system is located on the southwest part of the Elysium Volcanic complex and is related to the volcanic and tectonic activity that created Elysium Mons. The whole fossae system is approximately 375km (233 miles) long. Linear depressions of this type are called graben, which form by the down drop of material between two parallel faults.

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Image ID: 
V85947010 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2021-04-30 04:31
Tue, 2021-09-28
512 pixels (19 km)
1824 pixels (67 km)
0.036772 km/pixel
0.0371206 km/pixel


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