Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars

Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars
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)
Northwestern Tharsis region, Mars (annotated) ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart
Olympus Mons scarp and Lycus Sulci
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. ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart
Acheron Fossae
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. ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart
Alba Mons
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. ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum) / Justin Cowart

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