Elevation of the Meridiani Planum, located at the northern edge of the Southern Highlands of Mars. The region is located at about 2°N,352°E and lies between the Tharsis volcanic region to the west and the low-lying Hellas Planitia impact basin to the southeast. Meridiani Planum spans 127 x 63 kilometres, equivalent to an area of roughly 8000 square kilometres, about the size of Cyprus. This image was created using a Digital Terrain Model obtained from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft. Elevation data is colour-coded: purple indicates the lowest-lying regions and beige the higher elevations. The scale is in metres.
Bild: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum).