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Ulyxis Rupes

Ulyxis Rupes is located in the southern highlands of planet Mars. There are many ice deposits and dune formations in this area.

Video: "Flight over Ulyxis Rupes" from 2011 [2:36 min]
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)


Ulyxis Rupes is a classical albedo feature on Mars and the only named morphology in the animated scene. 'Rupes' is the Latin term for 'scarp' or 'cliff'. About two thirds of this scene, which extends over a distance of approximately 390 km, are covered by the South Pole ice cap and scattered ice deposits (see also mosaic press release).


Link to release in press archive: Ulyxis Rupes Animation (Dec 16, 2011)
(with option to download the full resolution video)