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Marineris Valley 2. Photos of Mars

Marineris Valley 2. Photos of Mars

On January 14, 2004, from the privileged view of its orbital flight, the ESA space probe, Mars Express, scrutinized with its high-resolution stereoscopic camera, an extension of more than 100,000 square kilometers of the Marineris Valley, the "Grand Canyon" of Mars.

This spectacular image reconstructs part of the region explored and its corrugated appearance, based on the information recorded in a series of three-dimensional and color images.

Meeting since December 25, 2003 with NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey probes, the Mars Express orbits the red planet and sends scientific information to Earth, acts as a communications relay and even conducts coordinated atmospheric observations with the NASA Spirit vehicle, which is located on the Martian surface.

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