THEMIS: Rubble and ridges in Melas Chasma

Canyon wall and debris in Melas Chasma (THEMIS_IOTD_20161205)THEMIS Image of the Day, December 5, 2016. Today’s VIS image shows part of the canyon wall of Melas Chasma. Landslides and “mass wasting” — the downslope movement of loose debris — have eroded the canyon walls and dumped a jumble of rocks on the floor of the canyon.

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