Friday, December 10, 2010

Arsia Chasmata

Arsia Chasmata is the name given to the complex collapsed region at the northeastern flank of Arsia Mons. The collapsed region aligns with the Pavonis and Ascraeus Mons volcanoes, indicating that all three volcanoes are located on a major fracture in the Tharsis region.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

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