The north-south trending fractures and graben (block down-dropped between two fractures) in this region are called Ceraunius Fossae and are likely related to Alba Mons to the north shown in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

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The north/south trending fractures and graben (block down-dropped between two fractures) in this region are called Ceraunius Fossae. These fractures are likely related to Alba Mons to the north.

Orbit Number: 44669 Latitude: 24.7785 Longitude: 251.222 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-01-09 07:43

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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