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Satellite image shows strange elongated crater on Mars

09-01-2010 14:04 BJT

This satellite image shows Orcus Patera crater on Mars, photographed by European
Space Agency(ESA). The landscape feature is located between two Martian volcanoes, called Elysium Mons and Olympus Mons. Researchers determined that the bottom of
the crater reaches a depth of about 400 to 600 meter below the surroundings.
This means that the total elevation difference in the crater is between 2,200
and 2,400 meters.(Photo Source: sci.sina.com)


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