PIA15958: Gale Crater is Low on Mars
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Instrument:  MOLA
 Product Size:  718 x 468 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is set to land, belongs to a family of large, very old craters shown here on this elevation map. It has one of the lowest elevations among this family.

The data come from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter instrument on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.

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