This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows linear depressions, graben, called Labeatis Fossae.

July 04, 2019

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The linear depressions in this VIS image are graben called Labeatis Fossae. Graben are formed when extension between paired faults causes the material to move downward.

Orbit Number: 77282 Latitude: 26.3831 Longitude: 278.283 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-05-17 17:04

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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