Claritas Fossae tectonic region on Mars


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These Mars Express images show Claritas Fossae, an ancient tectonic region on Mars, west of Solis Planum, a tectonic and volcanic area south-east of the Tharsis volcano group.

The images were taken by the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on Mars in orbit 68 from an altitude of 271 km. The images are centred at 255.7 East and 30.9 North. North is on the left.

The above 3D image has been created from the nadir-channel (vertical view) and one stereo-channel of the camera. North is again on the left. This image requires stereoscopic glasses to view.

The resolution of the black and white version (available as a very high-resolution jpeg) is about 17 metres per pixel.

Source: Eurekalert & others

Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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