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Perspective view of Melas Chasma



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Perspective view of Melas Chasma
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Melas Chasma is part of the huge Valles Marineris rift valley on Mars. Melas Chasma itself sinks 9 km below the surrounding surface, making it one of the lowest depressions on the planet. Landslides have created huge fans of rubble at the base of the cliff.
Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum).