PIA00154: Claritas Fossae (Enhanced Color)
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Viking
 Spacecraft:  Viking Orbiter 1
 Instrument:  Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera B 
 Product Size:  1100 x 820 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  U.S. Geological Survey
 Addition Date:  1998-06-04
 Primary Data Set:  Viking EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00154.tif (3.189 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00154.jpg (208.5 kB)

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Syria Planum-centered volcanism and tectonism produced fractures, narrow to broad grabens, large scarps, and broad fold and thrust ridges that deformed a basement complex. Picture is centered at latitude 29 degrees S., longitude 101 degrees W. The region appears to have been mantled by materials of unknown origin. Colors seen are due to variable proportions of dust and sand and possibly to different kinds of weathering or alterations. Viking Orbiter Picture Numbers 421A42 (violet), 421A48 (green), and 421A50 (red) at 106 m/pixel resolution. Picture width is 117 km. North is 101 degrees clockwise from top.

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