Eastern Candor Chasma
Today's VIS image shows part of the southern margin of Candor Chasma. While not as deep as the northern regions of eastern Candor Chasma, the southern region contains all the features seen at the lower elevations to the north. Candor Chasma is one of the largest canyons that make up Valles Marineris. It is approximately 810 km long (503 miles) and is divided into two regions - eastern and western Candor. Candor is located south of Ophir Chasma and north of Melas Chasma. The border with Melas Chasma contains many large landslide deposits. The floor of Candor Chasma includes a variety of landforms, including layered deposits, dunes, landslide deposits and steep sided cliffs and mesas. Many forms of erosion have shaped Candor Chasma. There is evidence of wind and water erosion, as well as significant gravity driven mass wasting (landslides).
Orbit Number: 89860 Latitude: -8.00834 Longitude: 293.829 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-03-18 09:02
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