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Claritas Fossae Region

Claritas Fossae Region

Date: 25 January 2006
Satellite: Mars Express
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Image created by ESA Science from data contained in the Mars Express public archive. The selected colour scheme is an interpretation based on the original raw data.

Claritas Fossae is located on the Tharsis rise, south of the three large volcanoes known as the Tharsis Montes, and extends roughly north to south for approximately 1800 kilometres. The linear fractures of Claritas Fossae have widths ranging from a few kilometres to 100 kilometres, and the region is about 150 kilometres wide in the north and 550 kilometres wide in the south.

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Image capture start 2004-06-29 T 09:55:39.404 Z
Image capture stop 2004-06-29 T 10:03:56.510 Z
Corners at
Top Left: 249.63° -19.32°
Top Right: 256.05° -19.05°
Lower Left: 250.79° -38.90°
Lower Right: 255.36° -38.97°
Image Size

210 x 1201 x 360 x 1207 km

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Max. resolution of original

40.2 m per pixel

Max. resolution of processed file

~100 m per pixel

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Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jun-2024 12:39 UT

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