The linear depressions in this VIS image are part of the Cerberus Fossae fracture system. The system is made up of parallel graben created by tectonic forces pulling the crust apart. The entire system is 1235km long (767 miles).
Orbit Number: 79270 Latitude: 8.68461 Longitude: 163.521 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-10-28 09:53
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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.