Part of Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars

Part of Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars
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Part of Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars was on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's exhibition, Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes, from May 26, 2010 - May 2, 2011.  

The maze-like curving rift valleys in the center are called Noctis Labyrinthus — Night Labyrinth. Two volcanoes are visible: Arsia Mons (top right) and Pavonis Mons (bottom right).

Multi-frame mosaic.

Viking Orbiter 1, February 22, 1980

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WEB11406-2010

Source:

NASA; JPL; Dr. Paul Geissler; Kinetikon Pictures

Copyright/Owner:

Michael Benson

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