Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus in 3D

Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus in 3D

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01/04/2011 2:32 pm

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

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Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus are two volcanoes in the Tharsis region of Mars. Ceraunius Tholus is 130 km across and rises 5.5 km above its surroundings. Its neighbour, Uranius Tholus is a smaller volcano, with a base diameter of 62 km and a height of 4.5 km. The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express took this image. It combines data from HRSC’s nadir channel and one stereo channel to produce this 3D image. Stereoscopic glasses are required to see the 3D effect.

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