ISRO Mars Orbiter captures images of Valles Marineris of Mars

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Images of Valles Marineris and adjoining regions of Mars taken by Mars color camera on board ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission at a spatial resolution of 1.2 km from an altitude of 24000 km. Valles Marineris is largest canyon system about 4000 km and 200 km wide and 7 km deep. This image also shows Noctis Labyrinthus at bottom left corner of the image. Fracture patterns at the center of Valles Marineris and northern portion of Noctis Labyrinthus are clearly seen at this resolution.

 

Image Source :  ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation

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