Ares Vallis Vertical
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Ares Vallis Vertical

June 7, 2005

This image is a color, vertical view of Iani Chaos and Ares Vallis on Mars.

The Iani Chaos depression - 180 kilometres long and 200 kilometres wide - is connected to the beginning of Ares Vallis by a 100-kilometre wide transition zone. From here, Ares Vallis continues its course for about 1400 kilometres through the ancient Xanthe Terra highlands, bordered by valley flanks up to 2000 metres high. Eventually Ares Vallis empties into Chryse Planitia.

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