Claritas Fossae

December 07, 2018

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Located on the northern margin of Aonia Terra, this unnamed crater interacts with one of the fossa, also called a graben. In this image, it is apparent that the tectonic depression crosses the crater, which means the crater was created before the depression. The ability to relatively date the different features allows for interpretations of the series of events that created the features in this image.

Orbit Number: 74806 Latitude: -42.6506 Longitude: 273.295 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-10-25 18:22

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

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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