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Features in Iani Chaos

Features in Iani Chaos

Features in Iani Chaos
This image shows the initial transition of chaotic terrain into an outflow channel. Little is known about the origin of chaotic terrain and its association with outflow channels, though most agree it is caused by subsurface water bursting through the ground. The water then carves the channels as it flows away from the terrain.

ID: ESP_066569_1795
date: 8 October 2020
altitude: 272 km

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km