PIA02085: Pedestal 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:  819 x 1211 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-162
 Addition Date:  2000-06-01
 Primary Data Set:  MGS EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02085.tif (838.2 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02085.jpg (146.8 kB)

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The upper layer of the plains surrounding this impact crater have been stripped and deflated by wind. The rocky ejecta of the crater, however, protected the material beneath the ejecta blanket from such erosion. This process also gives the ejecta deposit a "raised relief" appearance. MOC image from July 6, 1998.

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