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 (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1580
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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