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HRSC: Fracture swarms on Mars

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region in the southern hemisphere were imaged by ESA’s Mars Express in March. They extend … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Fractured terrain in Shambe Crater

Fractured terrain in Shambe Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Fractured ground in Isidis Planitia

Fractured ground in Isidis Planitia. Beautiful Mars series.

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Is Martian moon Phobos slowly falling apart?

The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars. Orbiting a mere 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) above the surface of Mars, Phobos is closer … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Layers and fractures in Ophir Chasma

Ophir Chasma forms the northern portion of Valles Marineris, and this image features a small part of its wall and floor. The wall rock shows many sedimentary layers and the floor is covered with wind-blown ridges, which are intermediate in … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Tectonics

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 4, 2015. The graben and collapse features in this image are part of Ceraunius Fossae, which is located south of Alba Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Right angle on Pavonis Mons

A right angle on Pavonis Mons; this feature could be a possible fracture or erosional feature. Beautiful Mars series.

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Opportunity report by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

December 3, 2014: Opportunity roves from Wdowiak Ridge into network of fractures. As a large, threatening regional dust storm blowing across the southern hemisphere of Mars continued to degrade and the skies over Endeavour Crater began to clear, veteran Mars Exploration … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Angustus Labrynthus

THEMIS Image of the Day, October 9, 2014. This region of linear, intersecting ridges near the south pole is called Angustus Labyrinthus. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS image: Cerberus Fossae

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 24, 2014. The fractures in this VIS image are part of a large system of fractures called Cerberus Fossae. Athabasca Valles is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

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