THEMIS: Big blocky faults in Sacra Fossae

Big blocky faulting in Sacra Fossae (THEMIS_IOTD_20180419)THEMIS Image of the Day, April 19, 2018. Located on the western margin of Lunae Planum, Sacra Fossae is a group of linear depressions. The right angle turns and uniform width seen in this VIS image indicate that these channels were formed by faulting rather than liquid flow. Two bounding faults with a down-dropped interior are called graben.

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