PIA06329: Pits Near Rhabon Valles
 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:  1024 x 1536 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-768
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06329.tif (1.488 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06329.jpg (210.1 kB)

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25 June 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a series of pits running down the center of a broad, shallow trough called a graben. On Mars, many such troughs, and attendant pits, are the result of geologic forces that extended the crust as the Tharsis region of Mars bulged outward to form what is known as, well, the Tharsis Bulge. This graben and pit chain are located near the Rhabon Valles around 23.8N, 92.3W. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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