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Hebes Chasma Mosaic
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Hebes Chasma Mosaic

October 24, 2013
This mosaic of Hebes Chasma is composed of eight single images taken with the High Resolution Stereo Camera on Mars Express, corresponding to orbits 360 (2 May 2004), 2149 (16 September 2005), 3217 (12 July 2006), 5142 (3 January 2008), 5160 (8 January 2008), 5178 (13 January 2008), 6241 (11 November 2008), and 7237 (24 August 2009). The image center lies at about 1°S / 284°E.

Hebes Chasma is an enclosed, almost 8 km-deep trough stretching 315 km in an east–west direction and 125 km from north to south at its widest point. It sits about 300 km north of the vast Valles Marineris canyon. A flat-topped mesa is located in the center of Hebes Chasma, which was likely shaped by the action of wind and water.

Credits: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)



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