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Martian caldera, Mars Express satellite image. Mars showing the summit caldera of the Albor Tholus volcano. Dust from the surrounding plateau appears to be falling into the crater at left. Albor Tholus is in the Elysium region of Mars. The volcano has a diameter of 160 kilometres (km) and is 4.5km high. The 30km-wide caldera is 3km deep, far deeper than calderas on Earth. This image was taken on 19 January 2004 by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board Mars Express.
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