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Hellas Basin from Mars Express

Hellas Basin from Mars Express

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ESA / DLR / FU Berlin / Justin Cowart

Hellas Basin from Mars Express
Mars Express view of the Hellas Basin on February 13, 2016. This image was made from a two color (blue/green) observation of hazes in the atmosphere. This image captures a large dust storm swirling inside the basin. Clouds of dust kicked up by the wind have spilled into topographic lows within the basin rim, including several large channel systems on the eastern side of the basin. These channels (Dao, Niger, Harmakhis, and Reull Valles) can be seen as light fingers reaching out of the dust cloud at top center.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Justin Cowart

Original image data dated on or about February 13, 2016

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