PIA08745: Ring Things
 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:  512 x 980 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1580
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08745.tif (502.5 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08745.jpg (129.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

9 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a suite of rings on the martian northern plains. Each ring marks the location of a filled and buried (or, in some cases, mostly-filled and nearly-buried) impact crater. The dark spots on some of the rings are boulders -- or clusters of smaller rocks-associated with the buried craters.

Location near 68.7N, 288.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-09-09