Vastitas Borealis in 3-D
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Vastitas Borealis in 3-D

August 6, 2005

This 3-D image shows an unnamed impact crater located on Vastitas Borealis, a broad plain that covers much of Mars's far northern latitudes, at approximately 70.5° North and 103° East.

The crater is 35 kilometres wide and has a maximum depth of approximately 2 kilometres beneath the crater rim. The circular patch of bright material located at the centre of the crater is residual water ice.

The HRSC on ESA's Mars Express obtained this image on 2 February 2005 during orbit 1343 with a ground resolution of approximately 15 metres per pixel.

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