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Cerberus Fossae Trough
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Cerberus Fossae Trough

August 27, 2013
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image provides a look down into one of the long, dark, Cerberus Fossae troughs near 10.2°N, 202.6°W. Faulting and extension of the upper martian crust in this region has caused numerous troughs such as this to form. The trough walls expose layered bedrock that serves as a source for dark-toned debris that creates talus deposits. This picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-675, 24 March 2004

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems