PIA04486: Boulder Ring
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. MOC2-345, 29 April 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a ring of boulders on the floor of a southern mid-latitude basin. The sharp, inner ring of boulders and knobs is the location of the rim of a filled and buried impact crater. The outer, diffuse ring of boulders is the material ejected from the impact crater when it formed. The crater and its ejecta are only thinly buried beneath the surface. This feature is located near 55.5S, 333.3W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-04-30