Melas, Candor, Ophis and Hebes Chasmata

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Image from HRSC. Seen here in new light and online for the first time, this bird’s-eye view of Valles Marineris was created from data captured during 20 individual orbits of ESA’s Mars Express. It is presented in near-true colour and with four times vertical scale exaggeration.
3D-HookeCrater_H1

On 8 June, the same high-resolution stereo camera on Mars Express captured a region within the 1800 km-wide and 5 km-deep Argyre basin, which was created by a gigantic impact in the planet’s early history. After Hellas, the Argyre impact basin is the second largest on the Red Planet.
Tithonium_Chasma_Layers

The word Chasma has been designated by the International Astronomical Union to refer to an elongate, steep-sided depression, as seen in the above image of Tithonium Chasma from HiRISE.

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