Dune field in a crater, plan view

Dune field in a crater, plan view

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05/10/2017 11:00 am

Copyright

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

Description

Aerial view looking down onto a wind-blown dune field inside an unnamed, 48 km-wide impact crater in the southern highlands of Mars. A smaller crater to the right also hosts dunes.

The images were acquired by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on Mars Express on 16 May 2017 during Mars Express orbit 16934. The ground resolution is about 13 m/pixel and the images are centred on 248°E / 59°S. North is to the right.

The colour image was created using data from the nadir channel, the field of view which is aligned perpendicular to the surface of Mars, and the camera’s colour channels.

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