HiPOD: Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Possible Dyke Not Parallel to Troughs in Coprates Chasma

A Possible Dyke Not Parallel to Troughs
Dykes have been proposed to play a role in the formation of Valles Marineris, troughs, surrounding grabens and pit-chains. We may see a dyke in this area with an orientation non-parallel to the troughs. This could be an important observation in order to better understand the magmatic and tectonic processes which occurred in Valles Marineris.

ID: ESP_055427_1645
date: 24 May 2018
altitude: 259 km

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full observation details, visit the ID link.