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ESA Mars Express Imagery: Echus Chasma

Status Report From: ESA Mars Express Mission
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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The High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express has returned images of Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on the Red Planet.

The High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express has returned images of Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on the Red Planet.

The data was acquired on 25 September 2005. The pictures are centred at about 1* north and 278* east and have a ground resolution of approximately 17 m/pixel.

Echus Chasma is an approximately 100 km long and 10 km wide incision in the Lunae Planum high plateau north of Valles Marineris, the 'Grand Canyon' of Mars. Echus Chasma is the water source region of Kasei Valles, which extends thousands of kilometres to the north, and its southern-most part.

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