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3D image of rim of Crater Huygens
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- Title 3D image of rim of Crater Huygens
- Released 28/09/2004 12:00 am
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
This 3D anaglyph image shows the eastern rim of Crater Huygens. The crater rim is heavily eroded and shows clearly the ‘dendritic’ patterns of flow channels. From above, they look like a tree or a river delta in reverse. This observation suggests surface water run-off.
The valley system is blanketed by dark material, which was either transported by a fluid running through the channels or by wind-driven (‘aeolian’) processes.
The image was taken during orbit 532 on 20 June 2004 with a ground resolution of approximately 70 metres per pixel. The displayed region is centred around longitude 61° East and latitude 14° South.