Monday, June 17, 2013

Melas Chasma

On 2 May 2004, the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the ESA Mars Express spacecraft obtained images from the central area of the Mars canyon called Valles Marineris. The images were taken at a resolution of approximately 16 meters per pixel. The displayed region is located at the southern rim of the Melas Chasma at Mars latitude 12°S and Mars longitude 285°E. The images were taken on orbit 360 of Mars Express.

This perspective view was created by using the stereo channels of the HRSC to produce a digital model of the terrain.

Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU (G. Neukum)

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