Elevation of Nili Fossae
June 9, 2011
Nili Fossae is a graben system on Mars, northeast of the Syrtis Major volcanic province, on the northwestern edge of the giant Isidis impact basin. Some of these incisions into the martian crust are up to 500 m deep and probably formed at the same time as the basin. The image was created using a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) obtained from the High-Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA's Mars Express spacecraft. Elevation data from the DTM is colour coded: purple indicates the lowest lying regions and grey the highest. The scale is in metres.
Topics: Environment, Technology Internet, Mars, Planetary science, Space exploration, Nili Fossae, Syrtis Major, Tharsis quadrangle, Planetary geology, Fossa