This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the Claritas Fossae region illustrates how fractures affect other features. In this instance, the fractures control the path of several channels (from upper right towards lower left).
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Fractures and Channels

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This VIS image of the Claritas Fossae region illustrates how fractures affect other features. In this instance, the fractures control the path of several channels (from upper right towards lower left). The channels follow the fractures and then follow the slope towards the bottom of the image.

Orbit Number: 48552 Latitude: -41.4612 Longitude: 258.678 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-11-23 20:30

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

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.

Image details

ID#:
PIA16747

Date added:
2013-01-22

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

Size:
1313 x 2810 pixels (width x height)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA16747.tif (3.69 MB)

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PIA16747.jpg (0.45 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU