THEMIS: Cerberus Fossae graben

Cerberus Fossae (THEMIS_IOTD_20190830)THEMIS Image of the Day, August 30, 2019. The linear depressions at the top of the VIS image are some of the graben that comprise Cerberus Fossae.

Graben form where extensional tectonic forces allows blocks of material to subside between paired faults. Cerberus Fossae are located in Elysium Planitia, southeast of the Elysium Mons volcanic complex.

The graben were also the source of significant volcanic flows, creating the deposits seen at the lower part of the image.

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