Today's VIS image shows a section of Mamers Valles, a complex channel nearly 1000 km long (600 miles). Mamers Valles originates near Cerulli Crater in northern Arabia Terra, and after a short section near the crater where flow is to the south, flows northward to empty in Deuteronilus Mensae. This image is located where the channel is still flowing southward. On the left side of the image the channel cuts into a crater, one of several the valles will encounter. The steep walls of Mamers Valles can reach heights of 1200 m (4000 feet).
Orbit Number: 88035 Latitude: 30.9168 Longitude: 19.6827 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2021-10-19 02:43
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