Friday, March 28, 2008

Mars: Grand Canyon

Valles Marineris - the Grand Canyon of Mars.

Hebes Chasma

Credits: ESA/ DLR/ FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

Hebes Chasma is an enclosed trough, almost 8000 m deep, in Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars, where water is believed to have flowed. The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA's Mars Express studied the area providing new pictorial clues to its history.

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