Colour view of 'butterfly'-shaped crater at Hesperia Planum

Colour view of 'butterfly'-shaped crater at Hesperia Planum


22/12/2005 4:13 pm


ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum), CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO


The HRSC on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft obtained this colour image on 5 May 2004 during orbit 368 with a ground resolution of approximately 16.7 metres per pixel. The scene shows the region of Hesperia Planum, at approximately 35.3° South and 118.7° East.

A large elliptical impact crater is visible, measuring approximately 24.4 km long, 11.2 km wide and reaching a maximum depth of approximately 650 metres below the surrounding plains.

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