Video: Flight over Mawrth Vallis

Video: Flight over Mawrth Vallis
The video starts at the mouth of Mawrth Vallis and extends into the vast plain of Chryse Planitia. From there, it continues along the winding course of the valley to the source region in the four billion year old, heavily cratered Arabia Terra highlands to the north of the Martian equator. The...
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The video starts at the mouth of Mawrth Vallis and extends into the vast plain of Chryse Planitia. From there, it continues along the winding course of the valley to the source region in the four billion year old, heavily cratered Arabia Terra highlands to the north of the Martian equator. The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) operated by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft has imaged the valley in high resolution. Scientists from the Freie Universität Berlin have created a simulated overflight video along the course of the valley from the digital terrain model calculated at the DLR Institute of Planetary Research.

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