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Coprates Chasma

Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image of a 10 km by 12 km area of Coprates Chasma (14.7 degrees S, 55.8 degrees W), a ridge with a flat upper surface in the center of Coprates Chasma, which is part of the 6000-km-long Valles Marineris. Rock layers are visible just below the ridge. The gray scale (4.8 m/pixel) MOC image was combined with a Viking Orbiter color view of the same area. The faults of a graben offset beds on the slope to the left.

Figure caption from Science Magazine

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Cover; Science 13 March 1998; 279 (5357):1676



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