THEMIS: Channel flow in Sacra Fossae

Flow in Sacra Fossae (THEMIS_IOTD_20180816)THEMIS Image of the Day, August 16, 2018. The right-angle intersection of the depressions in this VIS image is one of the graben that form Sacra Fossae. The fossae are located on Sacra Mensa, near the beginning of Kasei Valles. Graben are depressions caused by parallel faults where a block of material drops down along the fault face.

Here a close look shows that something flowed out of the graben into the chaotic terrain at the bottom of the image.

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