Picture from Mars Color Camera

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Image of Tyrrhenus Mons in Hesperia Planum region taken by Mars Color Camera (MCC) on 25-02-2015 at a spatial resolution of 166m from an altitude of 3192km.

Impression of flow features and NE-SW trending fractures are clearly seen in this image.  Impressions of wind streaks can also be seen image. 

Tyrrhenus Mons is a volcanic mons. NE-SW oriented fractures indicate stresses due to volcanic process in this region.  Approximate direction of wind which created the wind streaks is East-West.

Pital Crater – Picture from Mars Color Camera (MCC) on 23-04-2015

Pital crater is an impact crater located in Ophir Planum region of Mars, which is located in the eastern part of Valles Marineris region. This  image is taken by Mars Color Camera (MCC) on 23-04-2015 at a spatial resolution of  ~42 m from an altitude of 808 km.Wall of the crater and chain of small impact craters are clearly seen in this image. This crater is having the diameter of ~40 km. 

 Most of craters observed on planetary surfaces are circular in shape. Some of the craters are in elliptical shape.  However, this Pital crater is in different shape.  This could be due to the eastern extension of regional fracture in the W-E trending fracture zone.

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