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View from southwest to northeast across the region at the northern edge of Magellan Crater



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View from southwest to northeast across the region at the northern edge of Magellan Crater
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In the southwest of the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars is the large impact crater Magellan, named after the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521). The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), carried by ESA's Mars Express orbiter and operated by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), acquired images of unusual structures on the southern edge of the crater. The process by which these structures developed is not fully understood.
Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum).
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