Astronomy:Arsia Chasmata

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Arsia Chasmata
Arsia Chasmata based on day THEMIS.png
Arsia Chasmata based on THEMIS day-time image
CoordinatesCoordinates: 7°36′S 119°18′W / 7.6°S 119.3°W / -7.6; -119.3
Length97 km

Arsia Chasmata is a steep-sided depression located northeast of Arsia Mons in the Phoenicis Lacus quadrangle on Mars, located at 7.6° S and 119.3° W. It is 97 km long and was named after an albedo name.[1]

Arsia Chasmata, as seen by HiRISE. A pit crater chain is visible in the lower right.

In planetary geology, a chasma (plural: chasmata) is a deep, elongated, steep-sided depression.[2]

References

  1. "Arsia Chasmata". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. USGS Astrogeology: Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature - Feature Types

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