This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the cratered highlands of Terra Sirenum in Mars' southern hemisphere. Near the center of the image running from left to right one can see long parallel to semi-parallel troughs called graben.
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Gorgonum Chaos


(Released 08 April 2002)
This image shows the cratered highlands of Terra Sirenum in the southern hemisphere. Near the center of the image running from left to right one can see long parallel to semi-parallel fractures or troughs called graben. Mars Global Surveyor initially discovered gullies on the south-facing wall of these fractures. This image is located at 38°S, 174°W (186°E).

Image details

ID#:
PIA03764

Date added:
2002-05-21

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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PIA03764.tif (1.87 MB)

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PIA03764.jpg (0.52 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/Arizona State University