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#50986 by @ 01.10.2004 00:00 - nach oben -
Crater Wall on Solis Planum


This dramatic perspective view
looks south-east along the wall of
a large eroded impact crater on
Solis Planum, bordering the mountainous
Thaumasia region of Mars.

Stretching for about 50 kilometers into the scene, the crater wall
is around 800 meters high.

Located just south and west of the Red Planet's grand
Valles Marineris, this area features
and fault lines that are seen as evidence of
surface plate motions or plate tectonics.

The process of
plate tectonics has long been shaping the surface
of planet Earth but is thought to have been only briefly active
on Mars.

The image was constructed using color image data from the
High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard ESA's
Mars Express

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#51003 by @ 01.10.2004 09:01 - nach oben -
nanai dä zechä vom mättä sinerä muätter us 10km entfernig, fett.
#51004 by @ 01.10.2004 09:46 - nach oben -
hm..di lebt aber nöd so gsund, hät jo paar rechti ischläg!
#51092 by @ 01.10.2004 18:07 - nach oben -
da sind d porä