PIA06368: Concentric Crater Floor
 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:  572 x 1835 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-781
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06368.tif (1.051 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06368.jpg (252 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

8 July 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the interior of a typical crater in northern Acidalia Planitia. The floor is covered by material that forms an almost concentric pattern. In this case, the semi-concentric rings might be an expression of eroded layered material, although this interpretation is uncertain. The crater is located near 44.0N, 27.7W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-07-08