Amenthes Rupes, Mars

Amenthes Rupes, Mars
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Likely related to these same global contraction forces are thrust fault scarps. Thrust faults form scarps or cliffs where the crust is pushed together, breaks, and is forced upward. Amenthes Rupes (arrow) one of the largest thrust fault scarps, is over 400 kilometers (250 miles) long and up to 3 kilometers (2 miles) high.