PIA04616: Ius Chasma Fault
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Product Size: 540 x 810 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-415, 8 July 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a "text-book example" of an offset in layered rock caused by a fault. The offset is most easily seen near the upper right of the image. The martian crust is faulted, and the planet has probably experienced "earthquakes" (or, marsquakes) in the past. This scene is located on the floor of Ius Chasma near 7.8S, 80.6W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-07-09