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Perspective view of deposits in Melas Chasma

On 2 May 2004, the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the ESA Mars Express spacecraft obtained this image from the central area of the Valles Marineris canyon, called Melas Chasma.

This image was taken at a resolution of approximately 30 metres per pixel. The displayed region is located at the southern rim of the Melas Chasma, centred at Mars latitude 11° S and Mars longitude 286° E. The images were taken on orbit 360 of Mars Express.

This image of the southern part of Valles Marineris, called Melas Chasma, was obtained by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the ESA Mars Express spacecraft.


Perspective view


Hi-Res JPG (1.31 MB)
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

This perspective view was created by using the nadir (vertical view) channel and one stereo channel of the HRSC to produce a digital model of the terrain. Please note that image resolution has been reduced for use on the internet.
This perspective view has been turned in such a way that the observer has a view of the southern scarp, almost 5000 metres high. The basin on the floor of the valley is on the opposite side, bordered by a ridge.
On its flanks it is possible to make out some layering. However, the nature of the bright material, possibly some kind of deposit, is still unknown.


Anaglyph


Hi-Res JPG (2.29 MB)
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

This 3-D image (anaglyph) was created from the nadir channel of the HRSC together with one stereo channel.


context image


Hi-Res JPG (678 KB)
Copyright: NASA/JPL/DLR (RPIF)


Valles Marineris is a canyon on Mars. The displayed region is located at the southern rim of the Melas Chasma at Mars latitude 12°S and Mars longitude 285°E.



 
 
Author: Ulrich Köhler WWW-Editor: Dennis Reiß 
Last Modified: Tuesday, 03-Aug-2004 12:44:31 CEST