It’s a mile deep!
- Title Perspective view of Korolev crater
- Released 20/12/2018 11:00 am
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
- DescriptionThis image from ESA’s Mars Express shows Korolev crater, an 82-kilometre-across feature found in the northern lowlands of Mars.This oblique perspective view was generated using a digital terrain model and Mars Express data gathered over orbits 18042 (captured on 4 April 2018), 5726, 5692, 5654, and 1412. The crater itself is centred at 165° E, 73° N on the martian surface. The image has aresolution of roughly 21 metres per pixel.This image was created using data from the nadir and colour channels of the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC). The nadir channel is aligned perpendicular to the surface of Mars, as if looking straight down at the surface.
- Id 412947
And from our dear gortex at ATS:
The Martian ice rink is located near the northern polar cap , it’s 37 miles in diameter with a depth of just over a mile and stays frozen all year round so perfect for die hard skaters to practice their moves whatever time of year.
For the full view or to download the 2.47 MB TIF image go Here for ultimate coolness.
• Mars Express celebrates it’s 15th anniversary on Christmas day, happy anniversary guys.
So lovely, so awesome!