PIA02085: Pedestal Crater
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Product Size: 819 x 1211 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-162
Addition Date: 2000-06-01
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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The upper layer of the plains surrounding this impact crater have been stripped and deflated by wind. The rocky ejecta of the crater, however, protected the material beneath the ejecta blanket from such erosion. This process also gives the ejecta deposit a "raised relief" appearance. MOC image from July 6, 1998.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2000-06-01