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A perspective view of Maunder Crater
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- Title A perspective view of Maunder Crater
- Released 16/10/2007 2:07 pm
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
The above image shows the striking Maunder crater located in the region of Noachis Terra on Mars. The crater lies at 50° South and 2° East. The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express orbiter took pictures of the Noachis Terra region during orbits 2412 and 2467 on 29 November and 14 December 2005, respectively, with a ground resolution of approximately 15 metres per pixel.
Named after the british astronomer Edward W. Maunder, the crater located halfway between Argyre Planitia and Hellas Planitia on the southern Highlands of Mars.
This perspective view has been calculated from the digital terrain model derived from the HRSC stereo channels.