Friday, May 14, 2010

Acheron Fossae

Acheron Fossae is a dissected region of rugged terrain located north of Olympus Mons. Numerous channels are visible in this image.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

Note:Channels? Or gullies? The context map on the catalog page clearly shows that the terrain on the left is a mountain ridge that slopes downhill to the right. The fossae look like gullies to me.

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