Topographical image map of Tinto Vallis

Topographical image map of Tinto Vallis
Using the HRSC stereo camera, digital terrain models can be derived that illustrate the topography of the region using false colours. The altitude can be read from the colour scale at lower right. This colour-coded view is based on a Mars Express HRSC digital terrain model of the Tinto Vallis region. Centred at around three degrees south and 109 degrees east, the image has a ground resolution of about 22 metres per pixel. The image data was acquired during orbit 11,497 on 13 January 2013. The colour coding emphasises the superimposed craters on to the large 100-kilometre-wide crater to the left (south) of the image. Also more clearly seen are the various mesas and buttes within the 100-kilometre crater. At the bottom of the image, just to the right of the mouth of Tinto Vallis, the edge of Palos Crater can be seen. Palos Crater was at one stage considered as a possible landing site for the NASA Mars Exploration Rovers.
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.