Sunday, January 2, 2011

Schiaparelli Crater in Perspective

Schiaparelli is a large impact basin about 460 km across, located in the eastern Terra Meridiani region of the planet’s equator. This perspective image from the High-Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express is focused on a smaller 42 km-diameter crater embedded in its rim. The interior of the crater is filled with sediments.

Photo credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

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