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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:22 AM
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Martian crater
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 5:58 PM on 22nd March 2010


It looks like a filmmaker's apocalyptic vision of Earth following a devastating natural disaster.

But this colossal ice formation is actually a portion of the wall terraces of a huge crater on Mars.

Approximately 37 miles in diameter, a section of the Mojave Crater in the planet's Xanthe Terra region has been digitally mapped by Nasa scientists.

The result is this digital terrain model that was generated from a stereo pair of images and offers a synthesized, oblique view of a 2.5-mile portion of the crater's wall terraces.




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1259813/...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:28 AM
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1. Here's a photo taken only one second later
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 08:29 AM by Ian David






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