Channels in Phlegra Montes
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Channels in Phlegra Montes
ESP_034228_2150  Science Theme: Fluvial Processes
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The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of a group of what appears to be channels that trend in a west-east direction. There is also a mound with a mantle that appears to have layers.

Also visible in a Context Camera image, pictures like this can help us understand the fluvial and climate history of ancient Mars.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team   (5 February 2014)

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