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Candor Chasma
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Candor Chasma

December 24, 2004
This image, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show Candor Chasma - one of the largest canyons in the Valles Marineris canyon system.Traces of erosion can be observed at the canyon walls, which are similar to erosional features observed on Earth in arid or alpine regions. The high-standing plateaus, which have an elevation of approximately six kilometres, have a very flat surface and most likely consist of several layers of basaltic lava.


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