HiRISE: Fractures on Pavonis Mons

tumblr_pbk6ddZYAH1rlz4gso1_1280Fractures on Pavonis Mons. This observation was suggested by students at the Mars Academy in Brazil. Here is their original rationale: “This “stressed-out” region of the northeastern slopes of Pavonis Mons contains multiple sets of sub-parallel faults, with down-thrown blocks indicating tensional stretching of the crustal layers. We wish to examine a couple of these features in detail using HiRISE images….”

Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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