Science and Exploration

Chaotic Terrain in Aromatum Chaos

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 8, 2021
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Chaotic Terrain in Aromatum Chaos
Chaotic Terrain in Aromatum Chaos

This observation show us chaotic terrain in Aromatum Chaos, with collapse features and potential dikes.
Aromatum Chaos is a depression about 90 kilometers (56 mi) long. Mars scientists interpret chaos regions as places where groundwater has broken out and undermined the surface, loosening the rocky material and washing it away.

ID: ESP_067124_1785
date: 20 November 2020
altitude: 268 km

SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.