PIA02178: Chryse Plains
 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 1366 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1372
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02178.tif (919.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02178.jpg (261.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

13 February 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an impact crater in western Chryse Planitia that is approximately 850 meters (~2790 ft) in diameter, surrounded by a flat plain riddled by hundreds of smaller impact craters.

Location near: 27.6N, 47.3W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-02-13