PIA07949: Cross-Cutting Faults
 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:  836 x 1342 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1093
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07949.tif (1.123 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07949.jpg (160.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

16 May 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows cross-cutting fault scarps among graben features in northern Tempe Terra. Graben form in regions where the crust of the planet has been extended; such features are common in the regions surrounding the vast "Tharsis Bulge" on Mars.

Location near: 43.7N, 90.2W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-16