Perspective view of Osuga Valles

Perspective view of Osuga Valles

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10/04/2014 11:00 am

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ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Description

Close-up perspective view of the central portion of Osuga Valles, a valley carved by intense floods. The water flowed in the direction towards the top of this perspective image. The grooved nature of the valley floor suggests the water was fast flowing, carving out the features as it flooded the region. The elevated ‘island’ blocks are also carved with small channels, recording the history of previous flood episodes.

The image was created using data acquired with the High Resolution Stereo Camera on Mars Express on 7 December 2013 during orbit 12 624. The image resolution is about 17 m per pixel.

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