Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chaos Terrain Near Nili Fossae

On Mars, the term 'chaos' terrain is given to regions where areas of the surface are broken up into multiple mesas divided by low valleys. Channels in regions of chaos indicate that fluids played a part in the formation of these regions. Today's VIS image shows a channel within a region of chaos NW of Nili Fossae.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

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