PIA04115: Triple Impact
 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:  2048 x 2944 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1162
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04115.tif (6.035 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04115.jpg (1.022 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

24 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a 1.5 meters per pixel (~5 ft/pixel) view of three aligned meteor impact craters on the floor of a much larger crater in the Noachis Terra region. The craters may have formed together from a single event in which the impactor (the meteor) was broken into three pieces.

Location near: 33.9S, 10.5W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-24