Athabasca Valles Distributary Channels


This observation shows small, branching channels that are part of the larger Athabasca Valles channel system.

These side channels are “distributaries” because they bifurcate from the main channel, which is located to the northwest of this image. The distributaries flowed from north to south when they were active.



  1. #1 Zeno
    November 16, 2008

    Omigawd, Greg! It’s Jesus talking to his mother, the Virgin Mary! It’s a miracle. That’s Jesus on the right, you see, and the Blessed Virgin on the left. Or vice versa. It doesn’t really matter when you have a miracle.