This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows two linear depressions, graben, created by tectonic activity.

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The two linear depressions crossing this VIS image are graben created by tectonic activity.

Orbit Number: 77201 Latitude: 4.92604 Longitude: 98.3657 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-05-11 00:51

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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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