PIA00199: Candor Chasm in Valles Marineris
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Viking
Spacecraft: Viking Orbiter 1
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera A
Product Size: 3650 x 4608 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Producer ID: P40688
Addition Date: 1998-06-08
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA00199.tif (32.2 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA00199.jpg (1.083 MB)

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Part of Candor Chasm in Valles Marineris, Mars, from about latitude -9 degrees to -3 degrees and longitude 69 degrees to 75 degrees. Layered terrain is visible in the scene, perhaps due to a huge ancient lake. The geomorphology is complex, shaped by tectonics, mass wasting, and wind, and perhaps by water and volcanism.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-08