Claritas Fossae Region
Image created by ESA Science from data contained in the Mars Express public archive. The selected colour scheme is an interpretation based on the original raw data.
Claritas Fossae is located on the Tharsis rise, south of the three large volcanoes known as the Tharsis Montes, and extends roughly north to south for approximately 1800 kilometres. The linear fractures of Claritas Fossae have widths ranging from a few kilometres to 100 kilometres, and the region is about 150 kilometres wide in the north and 550 kilometres wide in the south.