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Landslides in Valles Marineris
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Landslides in Valles Marineris

July 22, 2011
Valles Marineris is the largest canyon in the Solar System: if superposed on a map of the United States, it would stretch all the way from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., possibly even up to New England! So this image is just a very small portion of the system.

This observation shows us gully-like landslides (called "mass wasting") on the interior layered deposits of Valles Marineris. These include alcoves and channels.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team