Life beyond Earth
This picture was taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) onboard ESA’s Mars Express orbiter, in colour and 3D in orbit 18 on 15 January 2004, from a height of 273 km. The location is east of the Hellas basin at 41° South and 101° East. The area is 100 km across, resolution of 12 m per pixel, and shows a channel (Reull Vallis) once formed by flowing water. The landscape is seen in a perspective view, North is at top.
Credits: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)