PIA06379: Exposed 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: 672 x 1008 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-785
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Original Caption Released with Image:

12 July 2004
Wind erosion has created yardang ridges and revealed the location of a formerly-buried meteor crater (see lower left corner) in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image. This scene is located in the Apollinaris Sulci region near 11.4S, 181.6W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the landforms from the left/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-07-12