Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Nov 11 2011

Mars Photo of the Day - Nov 11 2011

Today's Image of Mars is a perspective of Oraibi Crater, as taken by Mars Express Orbiter. Oraibi Crater is 32 km in diameter and a prominent feature in Ares Valles, an outflow channel channel on Mars. 

The crater is filled with sediments and a large part of its southern rim has been eroded by the water that once flooded Ares Valles. On the right side of this image you can see a number of relatively recent craters.

Clicking on this image will take you to the original image taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC). I highly recommend checking it out because it's a lot bigger and you can zoom in on it. 

Credits: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)