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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of Aram Chaos right at the outflow channel that connects to Ares Vallis. Aram Chaos was initially formed by a large impact. Over time the crater interior was modified by several different processes, including liquid water. This narrow channel links the Aram Chaos crater with the northward flowing Ares Vallis and indicates a substantial amount of water was located in the crater. Aram Chaos is 280 km (175 miles) in diameter.

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Image ID: 
V87737003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2021-09-24 13:40
Fri, 2022-04-15
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.035888 km/pixel
0.0370449 km/pixel


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