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Plateau Region

Date: 23 January 2004
Satellite: Mars Express
Depicts: Plateau Region
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This picture was taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) onboard ESA's Mars Express orbiter, in colour and 3D, in orbit 18 on 14 January 2004. It shows a vertical view of a mesa in the true colours of Mars. The summit plateau stands about 3 km above the surrounding terrain. The original surface was dissected by erosion, only isolated mesas remained intact. The large crater has a diameter of 7.6 km

 
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Last Update: 23 February 2015

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