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Tempe Terra
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Tempe Terra

October 9, 2009
This image is from a region of Mars called Tempe Terra, which is located between the topographically high Tharsis Region and Acidalia Planitia, a large low albedo region of in the Martian northern hemisphere. This image displays a number of inter- esting features. There are several channels that run through the image. It is unclear if there was once lava or water run- ning through these channels. Much of the terrain in the image appears dissected and eroded. There are a number of circular features that resemble the remnants of older craters that were mostly eroded away. The variety of the conditions of the craters indicates that this surface has been modified over a long time period. There is also a fine texture to many sur- faces. This texture could also be possibly volcanic or related to ground ice.


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