THEMIS: Faulting in Labeatis Fossae

Labeatis Fossae (THEMIS_IOTD_20190607)THEMIS Image of the Day, June 7, 2019. The linear depressions in this VIS image were created by tectonic forces. The sides of the depression are faults.

Paired faults will allow the block of material between them to “slide down” during marsquake events, forming the depressions. The faulting may also release groundwater, undermining the slopes as it flows and carries away sediments.

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