The area shown here on the eastern edge of the Hellas impact basin extends for 180 by 75 kilometres – almost the size of Connecticut. A crater in the left (southern) half of the image dominates the scene; it is roughly 50 kilometres across, filled with sediment and already exhibits pronounced alteration due to erosive forces. Rivers have carved several valleys into the landscape situated further north. Lines of dunes, formed by the effect of wind blowing from the east, are found in several places.
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