The Magellan Crater of Mars in 3D
July 8, 2010
This image of the Magellan Crater stretches across 190 x 112 km, and covers an area of about 21 280 sq km, which is roughly the size of Slovenia. It is to the southwest of the volcanic region Tharsis on the southern highlands of Mars. With a ground resolution of about 25 m per pixel, the data were acquired for this region of Magellan Crater at about 34Â°S/185Â°E, during Mars Express's orbit 6547 on 6 February 2009. Combining data from the nadir channel and one stereo channel of HRSC produced this 3D image. Stereoscopic glasses are required to see the 3D effect.
Topics: Environment, Disaster Accident, Planetary science, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Stereoscopy, Planetary geology, Tharsis, Magellan probe, Mars, Crater of Mars, Magellan Crater, Slovenia