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Hellas Basin - Mars Express

Mars Express view of the Hellas Basin on February 13, 2016. This image was made from a two color (blue/green) observation of hazes in the atmosphere.


This image captures a large dust storm swirling inside the basin. Clouds of dust kicked up by the wind have spilled into topographic lows within the basin rim, including several large channel systems on the eastern side of the basin. These channels (Dao, Niger, Harmakhis and Reull Valles) can be seen as light fingers reaching out of the dust cloud at top center.


This image was taken on Mars Express' 16,323rd orbit around the red planet.


Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/J. Cowart, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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Uploaded on July 16, 2017