PIA03926: Exhuming 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: 512 x 730 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1112
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Original Caption Released with Image:

4 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a circular feature on the martian northern plains. It was once a crater formed by meteoritic impact. It was completely filled and buried by and within layered material. Later, the layered materials have begun to be eroded away, re-exposing the old crater rims in the process.

Location near: 44.9N, 264.7W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-06-04