Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Valles Marineris Gorge on Mars Looks Stunning, It’s Huge!

The Valles Marineris Valley on Mars looks stunning in this image captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft.

The Mars Express spacecraft revealed a new view of Valles Marineris, a canyon or canyon on the Red Planet.

From the picture, it can be seen that Valles Marineris is the largest canyon system in the Solar System.

ESA shares most detailed images of Valles Marineris Gorge on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) has revealed the stunning capture of its spacecraft, Mars Express.

Photos of Wallace Marineris look so detailed. Mars Express took the image with the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC).

This canyon or canyon is different from the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. The Valles Marineris probably formed from separate tectonic plates.

As seen in the new image, violent movements on the surface of Mars have created a jagged canyon floor.

the moat around the valley

ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since 2003.

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They managed to capture the details of two trenches that form in the western part of Valles Marineris, namely Tithonium Chasma and Chasma.

The images that do exist not only reveal the details of the surface of Valles Marineris in an extraordinary way. But it also highlights the impressive size of the two trenches.

ESA said this happened because tectonic plates broke apart. After this a scalloped stone triangle resembling a tooth is formed.

Over time, this rock formation has collapsed and continues to erode.

is an incredible size

The main attraction is the incredible size of the Valles Marineris Gorge on Mars. This valley extends for 4,000 km with a width of 200 km and a depth of 7 km.

It is about 10 times longer, 20 times wider and 5 times deeper than the Grand Canyon Canyon.

The Chasma region on the south side of the formed valley is 840 km long, while the Titanium Chasma on the north side has a length of 805 km.

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In comparison, the Grand Canyon has a total length of 446 km and is over 1 mile at its deepest point. Compared to Earth conditions, Valles Marineris appears to extend from the north of Norway to the southern tip of Sicily.

The ESA view of the two craters captures features on the Martian surface that vary widely, such as the presence of dark dunes created by activity from nearby volcanoes.

In addition, various spacecraft studying Valles Marineris have shown evidence that liquid water may have filled the canyon.

The Mars Express mission has detected signs of sulfate mineralized water on Mars in the vicinity of the Valles Marineris Gorge, Tithonium Chasma. Meanwhile, the Trace Gas Orbiter Chaos detects water ice beneath the condor’s surface.

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