This map shows Tempe Terra in context. The Mars Express image of this area was acquired in the region of Northern Olympus Mons, at approximately 48.5° North and 288.4° East. The image was taken just west of the Barabashov crater and covers the transition zone between the old Martian highlands to the south and the geologically younger northern lowlands. The context map is centred on the region of Mareotis Fossae showing numerous parallel grabens, or depressed blocks of land bordered by parallel faults, running in a Northeast-Southwest orientation. These appear in more detail in the images in the south (left).
Credits: FU Berlin/MOLA