Melas Chasma in high resolution
October 18, 2010
Melas Chasma is part of the huge Valles Marineris rift valley on Mars. Melas Chasma itself sinks 9 km below the surrounding surface, making it one of the lowest depressions on the planet. On 1 July 2006, the High-Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA's Mars Express spacecraft obtained images of Melas Chasma at approximately 10Â°S/290Â°E. The data were acquired during orbit 3195 and this image was derived from the HRSC nadir channel, which provides the highest detail of all the channels.
Topics: Melas Chasma, Environment, Valles Marineris, Coprates quadrangle, Chasma, Echus Chasma, Mars Express, Mars