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Friday, July 14, 2017

Libya Montes on Mars

Libya Montes on Mars Image Credit: ESA
The colour coded image of highland terrain Lybia Montes on Mars. The coloured image shows various depths and heights of the terrain. Image was taken by ESA's Mars Express (orbiter around Mars) on 21 February 2017.

Colour Code Indicating various heights..

  • Red - highest terrain
  • Blue - lowest terrain
  • Purple - lowest terrain

Libya Montes Image by NASA
About Libya Montes:

      Libya Montes is a highland terrain on Mars which uplifted by a giant Isidis imapact, this spot was once chosen for the landing site of Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander in 1999. This site has oldest rocks on Mars ever and it can provide lots of information about early life and early condition of Mars.After the Isidis impact, it formed by various processes like wind action, surface run-off, fluvial deposits.

Image Details:

Title                            :  Libya Montes Topography
Released date           : 13/07/2017 at 11:00 am
Image ID                     : 380974
Copyright                   : ESA/DLR/Berlin
Image Credit              : European Space Agency
Second Image credit : NASA


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