PIA23484: Ceraunius Fossae
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  1391 x 2641 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This VIS image shows part of Ceraunius Fossae. The linear depressions are fault bounded features called graben. Graben form from tectonic forces that are pulling apart the surface, created space for material to "slide down" along the fault. Alba Mons is surrounded by extensive regions of closely spaced graben. Ceraunius Fossae is located south of Alba Mons.

Orbit Number: 78406 Latitude: 27.7831 Longitude: 248.084 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-08-18 06:29

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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