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Study Area within Southwest Candor Chasma
southwestern portion of Mars's Candor Chasma and part of the large canyon system Valles Marineris

This view, covering an area approximately 580 kilometers (360 miles) wide, shows the location of a study area within Mars' Candor Chasma within regional context. The image is excerpted from a larger image (available at based on data collected by the Thermal Emission Imaging System camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.

Rock layers in the indicated study area have been observed by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Illumination is from the left, and north is up.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

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