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Melas Chasma on Mars in 3D

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Melas Chasma on Mars in 3D
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Melas Chasma is part of the huge Valles Marineris rift valley on Mars. Melas Chasma itself sinks 9 km below the surrounding surface, making it one of the lowest depressions on the planet. On 1 July 2006, the DLR–operated High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA's Mars Express spacecraft obtained images of Melas Chasma at approximately 10 degrees South and 290 degrees East. The data were acquired during orbit 3195 and the resolution of the image is approximately 23 m per pixel. Combining data from the nadir channel and one stereo channel of HRSC produced this 3D image. Stereoscopic glasses are required to see the 3D effect.
Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum).