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Picturing a recently active Mars

Discoveries made with the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the Mars Express orbiter show that, as recently as a few million years ago, the surface of Mars was being shaped by flowing water, lava and ice.

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Figure 1: Martian geology in broader context — a perspective view from the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera of a 3.5–4-km-high mountain massif in the planet's mid-latitude regions.


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