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Meridiani Planum captured by Mars Express
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- Title Meridiani Planum captured by Mars Express
- Released 16/03/2010 12:16 pm
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)/MOLA
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.