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Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars

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Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars The Mars Express High/Super Resolution Stereo Channel Imager (HRSC) captured this image of the northwestern Tharsis region on February 22, 2015.

ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart

Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars (annotated)

ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart

Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars (annotated)
Olympus Mons scarp and Lycus Sulci

ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart

Olympus Mons scarp and Lycus Sulci
The corrugated terrain of Lycus Sulci fans outwards from the scarp, highlighting its probable origin in a massive landslide.
Acheron Fossae

ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart

Acheron Fossae
The long, narrow valleys (known as grabens) are created when the crust is pushed upwards and stretched. The large unnamed crater is ~45 km in diameter.
Alba Mons

ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart

Alba Mons
The large shield volcano Alba Mons sitting on the horizon. Contrast has been increased to make the volcano a little more visible. The circular patch just right of image center is the volcano's central caldera complex.

Original image data dated on or about February 22, 2015.

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