Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mars Express image of the month: Prehistoric rivers in Libya Montes

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Prehistoric rivers in Libya Montes

Libya Montes is a mountainous region on the Martian equator, south of the 1225-kilometre-wide impact basin that contains Isidis Planitia. The Libya Montes highland region is one of the oldest areas on Mars and has been significantly altered by volcanic processes and impact events, as well as by fluvial processes, that is, those associated with running water. The latest images acquired by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), which is operated by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and carried on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, identify a number of channels and dense valley networks in this region, which point to surface run-off, ground water discharge and intense erosion in the Martian past.

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