No, the image you see above isn’t from a movie, but rather shows a huge crater — 1.6-miles deep in the Xanthe Terra region — on Mars. Measuring 37-miles in diameter, “this digital terrain model that was generated from a stereo pair of images and offers a synthesized, oblique view of a 2.5-mile portion of the crater’s wall terraces.”

The result offers scientists a tantalising glimpse of what a very large complex crater looks like on Mars because it remains so fresh while most others – especially this size – have been affected by erosion, sedimentary infilling and overprinting by other geologic processes.

[via Dailymail]