Monday, December 13, 2010

Cerberus Fossae

Geological faulting has opened cracks in the Cerberus region that slice through flat plains and mesas alike. This view covers an area 57 kilometers (35 miles) wide. It combines images taken during the period from May 2002 to July 2004 by the Thermal Emission Imaging System instrument on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter. It is part of a special set of images marking the occasion of Odyssey becoming the longest-working Mars spacecraft in history. The pictured location on Mars is approximately 15 degrees north latitude, 170 degrees east longitude.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

Notes: For more information, see Odyssey Orbiter Nears Martian Longevity Record.

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