Perspective view of Tinto Vallis

Perspective view of Tinto Vallis
This computer-generated perspective view of part of the Tinto Vallis region was created using data acquired by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA's Mars Express spacecraft. Imaged during orbit 11,497 on 13 January 2013 and centred at around three degree south and 109 degrees east, the image has a ground resolution of about 22 metres per pixel. A 35-kilometre-wide steep sided crater dominates the image, with evidence of two large landslides on its northeastern and northwestern sides. These landslides may have been induced by small direct impactors or simply be due to gravitational force acting on unstable slopes. Shaking caused by earthquakes or distant impacts may also have been sufficient to cause slope collapse.
Copyright note:
As a joint undertaking by DLR, ESA and FU Berlin, the Mars Express HRSC images are published under a Creative Commons licence since December 2014: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. This licence will also apply to all HRSC images released to date.

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.