The linear features in this VIS image is part of Labeatis Fossae. Fossae are linear depressions, most often caused by extensional tectonic forces pulling the crust apart and allowing material to slide downward between bounding faults. This type of feature is called a graben.
Orbit Number: 85530 Latitude: 29.693 Longitude: 286.169 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2021-03-26 20:32
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