The CaSSIS digicam on the ExoMars hint gasoline orbiter has captured the 20,000th image Mars!
This image was taken on December 13, 2020 and options Solis Dorsum, which is a component of a distinguished wrinkled ridge system on an unlimited volcanic plateau (referred to as Tharsis). Wrinkled ridges are structural options in layered basalt lava shaped by the load and deflection of the crust and higher mantle. These tectonic stresses are attributable to the inside cooling of the planet and subsequent contraction.
The examine of wrinkle ridges, particularly their distribution and orientation, can reveal particulars of the complicated and dynamic geological historical past of Mars.
The ruler is displayed on the image.
The ExoMars mission is a joint effort between ESA and Roscosmos.