PIA22989: Sirenum Fossae

January 04, 2019


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The linear features in this VIS image are graben called Sirenum Fossae. Graben are formed when blocks of material move downward between parallel faults. The faults were created by tectonic stresses in this region. The ground is pulling apart and breaks into faults, continued stress moves the sides of the faults further apart and form the graben.

Orbit Number: 75220 Latitude: -31.3869 Longitude: 208.356 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-11-28 20:39

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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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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