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Hellas Basin on Mars

Hellas Basin on Mars

Date: 05 December 2016
Satellite: Mars Global Surveyor
Depicts: Mars map
Copyright: MOLA Science Team

This false-colour map, produced by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), depicts the topography of the Martian surface. Hellas Basin, the large, dark blue region below the centre, has a diameter of 2300 km, and is one of the largest identified impact craters both on Mars and within the Solar System. It is thought to have formed some 4 billion years ago.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Jun-2024 07:40 UT

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