Mars - Fossa (long and narrow depression)                               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor ( wellerr@cochise.edu  )
Last edited:  10/16/17     edited by R.Weller
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    The plural of fossa is fossae.  Fossae are long, skinny, nearly straight
depressions on the surface of Mars.  In all probability they are fissures
and grabens.


photo sources:  NASA/USGS     ESA/DUR/FU Berlin (G.Neukum)
 Google Earth- Mars option
       

photos of fossae
named fossae
Amenthes  (2) 
Coracis  (2)
Erythraea
Idaeus  (2)
Kontum  (2)
Mareotis (6)
Melas
Memnonia
Noctis
Sacra  (2)
Tempe  (4)
Thaumasia


unnamed fossae
1  2


Mars geology links on fossae
Cereberus Fossae
Cereberus Fossae-2
fissure near Cereberus Fossae (YouTube video)
volcanic and tectonic Martian fissures (pdf)