Volcanic trenches on Mars • Earth.com

Last update: July 18th, 2019 at 12:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features Cerberus Fossae, a steep-sided set of troughs on Mars that were formed by faults which pulled apart the planet’s crust.

Located to the east of Elysium Mons, the light bluish boulders on the slope appear to originate at a layer of bedrock near the top.

This image was captured by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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