The linear depressions in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are called graben. Graben are bounded on both sides by faults, and the central material has shifted downward between the faults.
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Cyane Fossae

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The linear depressions in this VIS image are called graben. Graben are bounded on both sides by faults, and the central material has shifted downward between the faults. Cyane Fossae are near Alba Mons.

Orbit Number: 54733 Latitude: 28.9208 Longitude: 245.057 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-04-16 13:29

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#:
PIA18499

Date added:
2014-07-03

Target:
Mars

Mission:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Spacecraft:
2001 Mars Odyssey

Instruments:
Thermal Emission Imaging System

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU