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Candor Chasma is one of the largest canyons in the Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars. The feature is geographically divided into two halves: East and West Candor Chasmas, respectively. It is unclear how the canyon originally formed; one theory is that it was expanded and deepened by tectonic processes similar to a graben, while another suggests that it was formed by subsurface water erosion similar to a karst. MRO discovered sulfates, hydrated sulfates, and iron oxides in Candor Chasma.

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Faulting on the Floor

The objective of this survey will be to re-image and closely analyze faulting on the floor of Candor…

Wondrous Ridges

This image shows possible landslide-related faults within the layered rocks on the floor of west Candor Chasma. These…