Stege Crater - Maja Valles
Today's VIS image shows part of Maja Valles, a large channel system in Lunae Planum. The main part of the channel is visible at the upper left in this image. The lower part of the image is located within an old crater called Stege Crater. The channel in the central part of the image is flowing along the inner rim of the crater and into the main Maja Valles channel just off the image to the left. Maja Valles in 1600 km (1000 miles) long. Like most outflow channels in the region, Maja Valles arises from Valles Marineris and drains into Chryse Planitia. Maja Valles starts in Juventae Chasma.
Orbit Number: 89111 Latitude: 4.27445 Longitude: 300.886 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-01-15 16:56
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