NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dark, wind-streaked plains of eastern Cerberus, located southeast of the Elysium volcanoes. The dark, diagonal lines are the Cerberus Fossae, a series of cracks where the surface of Mars has literally split open.

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-423, 16 July 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the dark, wind-streaked plains of eastern Cerberus, located southeast of the Elysium volcanoes. The dark, diagonal lines are the Cerberus Fossae, a series of cracks where the surface of Mars has literally split open. This composite of red and blue MOC wide angle images was obtained in June 2003. The center of this view is located at 12.5°N, 201°W. North is up, east is to the right, and sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

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