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Martian Intersection

November 25, 2013
In this image, we see an intersection of several fractures on the floor of Echus Chasma. One "sector" appears to have been filled by a more recent viscous lava flow.

Echus Chasma is considered to be the water source region that formed Kasei Valles, a large valley that extends thousands of kilometers to the north. HiRISE may help determine the relative roles of lava and water in the region.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team

Credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona



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