A graben is a downdropped block of material bounded on both sides by faults. The graben in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft follows the trend of the nearby Sirenum Fossae graben.

Originally released on Oct. 7, 2013

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A graben is a downdropped block of material bounded on both sides by faults. The graben in this VIS image follows the trend of the nearby Sirenum Fossae graben.

Orbit Number: 51800 Latitude: -28.6362 Longitude: 221.182 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-08-18 03:16

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.

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