Hellas Planitia

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A Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) image (onboard the Mars Global Surveyor orbiter) of Hellas Planitia.

Hellas Planitia is a vast meteorite impact basin located at 42° 42'S 70° 00'E, in the Mars southern hemisphere. Also known as the Hellas Impact Basin, this landmark has a very obvious impact crater ring 2,300 km (1,400 mi) in diameter. This is one of the largest known impact craters in the solar system.[1][2]


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