The depressions in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are graben that make up part of Labeatis Fossae.

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The depressions in this VIS image are graben that make up part of Labeatis Fossae. Graben are tectonic features comprised of a fault bounded depression where the central block of material has been downdropped between the two faults.

Orbit Number: 53970 Latitude: 27.2178 Longitude: 282.723 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-02-12 18:29

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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