The lowland plains of Elysium and Utopia Planitiae are separated from the darker heavily cratered highlands by a broad escarpment in this image from NASA's Viking Orbiter 1.

Center of the orthographic projection is at latitude 30 degrees S., longitude 210 degrees. Toward the top, the lowland plains of Elysium and Utopia Planitiae are separated from the darker heavily cratered highlands by a broad escarpment. The far bottom left is marked by the large light-colored ancient Hellas impact basin. The permanent south polar residual ice cap is located near the bottom.

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