The channel-like features in this VIS image are fault bounded down-dropped blocks of material. These tectonic features are called Labaetis Fossae and are located on the eastern margin of the Tharsis Volcanic complex.
Orbit Number: 38303 Latitude: 27.2568 Longitude: 283.21 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-08-03 05:00
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