Elevation of the Meridiani Planum at the northern edge of the southern highlands of Mars. The region lies at about 2°N/352°E and lies between the volcanic Tharsis Region to the west and the low-lying Hellas Planitia impact basin to the south-east. It extends 127 km by 63 km and covers an area of roughly 8000 sq km, which is about the size of Cyprus. This image was created using a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) obtained from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft. Elevation data from the DTM is colour-coded: purple indicates the lowest-lying regions and beige the higher elevations. The scale is in metres.