NASAA Virtual Tour of Mars

Cratered terrain to the southeast of Valles Marineris. The southern hemisphere of Mars is far older and more heavily cratered than the northern hemisphere. The southern hemisphere is often referred to as the highlands as it is in fact higher in elevation than most of the northern hemisphere.

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Last Updated: 20 March 2001, DRW