Colour view of Huygens crater rim
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Colour view of Huygens crater rim

January 20, 2005
This image of the eastern rim of the Martian impact crater Huygens was taken during orbit 532 on 20 June 2004 with a ground resolution of approximately 70 metres per pixel. The displayed region is centred around longitude 61° East and latitude 14° South.

The crater rim is heavily eroded and shows a ‘dendritic' pattern. This observation suggests surface water run-off.The valley system is blanketed by dark material, which was either transported by a fluid running through the channels or by wind-driven (‘aeolian') processes. Part of the area has been covered by slightly redder material, which implies a different chemical composition.
Topics: Huygens, Environment

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