This image of Hephaestus Fossae was obtained on 28 December 2007 from data collected by the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) operated by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) on board the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter. The region is dotted with craters and channel systems and lies at about 21 degrees north and 126 degrees east on the Red Planet. Named after the Greek god of fire, Hephaestus Fossae extends for more than 600 kilometres on the western flank of Elysium Mons in the Utopia Planitia region.
This (3D) anaglyph image was calculated from the nadir and one stereo channel. Stereoscopic glasses are required for viewing.
Credits: ESA/ DLR/ FU Berlin (G. Neukum).