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Ausonia Mensa Overhead
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Ausonia Mensa Overhead

March 7, 2006

This image shows the region of Hesperia Planum, containing the Ausonia Mensa massif, at approximately 30.3° South and 97.8° East.

The HRSC on ESA's Mars Express obtained this image on June 13, 2004, during orbit 506 with a ground resolution of approximately 37.6 metres per pixel.

Ausonia Mensa is a large remnant mountain with several impact craters, rising above basaltic sheet layers. The mountain stretches over an area of about 98 kilometres by 48 kilometres and has an elevation of 3700 metres.



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