Oblique view of 'Mound C' in Juventae Chasma

Oblique view of 'Mound C' in Juventae Chasma
The stereo image data delivered by the DLR-operated HRSC camera system on board Mars Express enables to present the landscape from different perspectives. This image shows what scientists have named 'Mound C', a mountain in Juventae Chasma with a width of 53 kilometres and a height of 3300 metres, and whose dimensions naturally have more in common with an alpine mountain range than a heap of soil. Lighter layers are seen here on the eastern flank, close to the base, consisting of gypsum and similar sulphate minerals. Relatively soft material, stretching for several kilometres in line with the prevalent winds, has been eroded to form sharp ridges that look almost like a sand blaster has been at work.
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.