PIA05642: Crater in Elysium Planitia
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: 672 x 1989 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-666
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Original Caption Released with Image:
15 March 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an impact crater in northern Elysium Planitia near 31.3N, 236.8W. Layered rock is exposed in the upper crater walls. Light-toned ripples or small dunes can be seen in the crater, on its ejecta blanket, and on the surrounding plains. This February 2004 picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-15