Claritas Fossae on Mars

Article written: 4 Feb , 2006
Updated: 29 Mar , 2013
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The region Claritas Fossae. Image credit: ESA Click to enlarge
This image, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft, shows the ancient tectonic region of Claritas Fossae on Mars.

This region, west of Solis Planum, is a tectonic and volcanic area located south-east of the Tharsis volcano group (the Tharsis Montes) on the Tharsis rise. It extends roughly north to south for approximately 1800 kilometres.

The scene shows an area covering roughly 200 km by 1150 km and centred approximately at 258? East and 32? South. This is a high-resolution image of Claritas Fossae further to the one which was published on 31 March 2004.

Original Source: ESA Mars Express


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