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Schiaparelli on Mars
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Schiaparelli is a large impact basin about 460 kilometres across, located in the eastern Terra Meridiani region on the planet's equator. The image shows just a small part of the crater's north-western rim cutting diagonally across the image (top left to bottom right) and a smaller 42-kilometre diameter crater embedded in its rim. The image is centred on the equator of Mars, at a longitude of about 14°E. The DLR-operated High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA's Mars Express spacecraft acquired the image on 15 July 2010. The spacecraft was completing orbit 8363 of Mars and the ground resolution of the image is about 19 metres per pixel.
Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum).
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