Cross-Cutting Faults
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Cross-Cutting Faults

May 23, 2005

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows cross-cutting fault scarps among graben features in northern Tempe Terra. Graben form in regions where the crust of the planet has been extended; such features are common in the regions surrounding the vast "Tharsis Bulge" on Mars.

Location near: 43.7°N, 90.2°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: lower left

Season: Northern Summer

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