PIA04467: Lava Flow and Impact 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: 540 x 810 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-333, 17 April 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture obtained in April 2003 shows the margin of a large lava flow south of Tharsis near 33.5S, 137.5W. Some of the lava broke out and poured into an adjacent crater formed by meteor impact. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; the crater is more than twice the size of the famous Meteor Crater in northern Arizona, U.S.A. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-04-17