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Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars
This resource provides a general description of this system of canyons located just south of the Martian equator. Included are various images of the terrain: some photographic, some constructed from remotely sensed datasets. One set of images is presented in stereo and must be viewed with 3D glasses.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Images, maps, data, and information authored or produced by the USGS Astrogeology Research Program are in the public domain. While the content of most of our web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site may have that status. Some images/graphics used by the USGS Astrogeology Research Program have copyrights owned by other parties, and will have copyright information noted. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-044
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: US Geological Survey, Astrogeology Research Program