Magellan Crater in high-resolution
July 8, 2010
This image of 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. The High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA's Mars Express took this image. It was obtained on 6 February 2009, during orbit 6547, and has a resolution of about 25 m per pixel. The image was derived from the HRSC nadir channel, which provides the highest detail of all the channels.
Topics: Space, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Environment, Cydonia, Mars Express, Planetary geology, Tharsis, Magellan probe, Mars, Spaceflight