Valles Marinerus on Mars

A great rift of the surface of Mars extends nearly a quarter of the way around the planet. The series of canyons is called Valles Marinerus after Mariner 9 which first revealed them to us. This great crack of the crust extends about 5000 km along the slopes of the Tharsis bulge. The main canyon is about 7 km deep and up to 100 km wide.


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