Saturday, December 8, 2012

Charitum Montes Topographical Map

This color-coded overhead view is based on an ESA Mars Express HRSC digital terrain model of the region, from which the topography of the landscape can be derived. The color coding shows the very edge of the Charitum Montes mountain region at the top of the image, with the highest elevation, while the subtle pedestal craters that dot the image almost fade away with just a small amount of relief difference between the elevated ejecta and the surrounding area. Centered at around 53°S and 334°E, the image has a ground resolution of about 20 m per pixel. The image was taken during revolution 10778 on 18 June 2012.

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

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