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A tributary of the Grand Canyon of Mars, Hebes Chasma is pictured in this image taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter on Oct. 10. Nearly 8 km deep, Hebes Chasma forms a giant trough of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon system in the solar system. Some 125 km across at its widest point, it's roughly 315 km long. Mars scientists believe that flowing water may have carved out the entire canyon system more than a billion years ago.

A tributary of the Grand Canyon of Mars, Hebes Chasma is pictured in this image taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter on Oct. 10. Nearly 8 km deep, Hebes Chasma forms a giant trough of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon system in the solar system. Some 125 km across at its widest point, it's roughly 315 km long. Mars scientists believe that flowing water may have carved out the entire canyon system more than a billion years ago.

Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars. The above image, taken by the robotic Mars Express spacecraft currently orbiting Mars, shows great details of the chasm and the unusual horseshoe shaped indentation in the central mesa. Material from the mesa appears to have flowed onto the floor of the chasm, while a possible dark layer appears to have pooled like ink on a downslope landing.

Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars. The above image, taken by the robotic Mars Express spacecraft currently orbiting Mars, shows great details of the chasm and the unusual horseshoe shaped indentation in the central mesa. Material from the mesa appears to have flowed onto the floor of the chasm, while a possible dark layer appears to have pooled like ink on a downslope landing.

best photos of space hebeschasma mosaic. Martian mesas Hebes Chasma is an enclosed trough on the Martian surface. Nearly 8000 meters deep in some places, the area is often called the Grand Canyon of Mars. Scientists believe melting ice may have played a large role in its formation.

best photos of space hebeschasma mosaic. Martian mesas Hebes Chasma is an enclosed trough on the Martian surface. Nearly 8000 meters deep in some places, the area is often called the Grand Canyon of Mars. Scientists believe melting ice may have played a large role in its formation.

This flat-topped mesa is located in the center of Hebes Chasma on Mars.  Read more: Window on Infinity: Pictures from Space | TIME.com http://science.time.com/2013/11/01/window-on-infinity-pictures-from-space-12/#ixzz2jSSPkmcl

This flat-topped mesa is located in the center of Hebes Chasma on Mars. Read more: Window on Infinity: Pictures from Space | TIME.com http://science.time.com/2013/11/01/window-on-infinity-pictures-from-space-12/#ixzz2jSSPkmcl

This region of Mars was imaged by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express-Hebes Chasma topography

This region of Mars was imaged by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express-Hebes Chasma topography

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