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Sirenum Fossae Elevation



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Sirenum Fossae Elevation
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Elevation of the Sirenum Fossae region in the Southern Highlands of Mars. The image shows the region centred at about 28°S, 185°E. It extends some 230 by 127 kilometres and covers 29,450 square kilometres, roughly the size of Belgium.

In the central part of the region is a plateau showing evidence of intense erosion. This image was created using a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) obtained from the DLR-operated High Resolution Stereo Camera on the Mars Express spacecraft. Elevation data from the DTM is colour-coded: purple indicates the low-lying regions and beige the highest elevations. The scale is in metres.

Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum).