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Xanthe Terra

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Xanthe Terra is a large area on Mars, centered just north of the Martian equator. Its coordinates are 3°N 312°E and its diameter is 1867.65 km. Its name means ‘golden-yellow land’. It is in the Lunae Palus quadrangle, the Coprates quadrangle, the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle, and the Oxia Palus quadrangle.
Ravi Vallis, Aromatum Chaos, Ophir, Ganges Chasma, Nanedi Valles, Shalbatana Vallis, Orson Welles Crater, Mutch Crater, and Da Vinci Crater are some major features in Xanthe Terra.

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Faulting Mars

This region of Xanthe Terra has mostly been contracted due to thrust faulting, but this local region shows…

An Impact Crater within Nanedi Valles

With this image, we can cross-dating the relative age of the impact with that of the valley system, as well as learning more about the fluvial and morphology characteristics of area.