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Ceraunius Tholus in perspective
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- Title Ceraunius Tholus in perspective
- Released 10/03/2011 9:40 am
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
Ceraunius Tholus is 130 km across and rises 5.5 km above its surroundings. Its flanks display deeply incised valleys of which the longest and deepest is about 3.5 km wide and 300 m deep. It terminates with a fan of deposited material in the north of the Rahe crater. The crater itself is 35 km by 18 km and was created by the oblique impact of a meteorite. The High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express took this image. The perspective view has been calculated from the digital terrain model derived from the stereo channels.