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Traces of the martian past in the Terby crater

Status Report From: ESA Mars Express Mission
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2008

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The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express has returned striking scenes of the Terby crater on Mars. The region is of great scientific interest as it holds information on the role of water in the history of the planet.

The image data was obtained on 13 April 2007 during orbit 4199, with a ground resolution of approximately 13 m/pixel. The Sun illuminates the scene from the west (from above in the image).

Terby crater lies at approximately 27 south and 74 east, at the northern edge of the Hellas Planitia impact basin in the southern hemisphere of Mars.

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