Photographed by former NASA photographer Ben Cooper in Queensland, Australia.
This is a false-color composite image of Valles Marineris, Planet Mars' very own Grand Canyon, captured by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) aboard ESA's Mars Express spacecraft. Stretching across the Martian highlands for 2,485 miles (4,000 kilometers) in length, 124 miles wide and up to 6.8 miles deep, Valles Marineris is considered one of the largest known canyon systems in the solar system.
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Last night, people had a chance to see the moon at its closest orbit to Earth while being full. Coupled with Cinco de Mayo shenanigans and the fact that it was a full moon, the streets were probably littered with tears and booze. For every argument gone terribly wrong, however, there are some cool supermoon shots like this one.