PIA02199: Kidney-Shaped Impact
 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:  1024 x 2848 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1382
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02199.tif (2.919 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02199.jpg (530.2 kB)

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23 February 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an unusally-shaped (not circular) impact crater in the Elysium region of Mars. A dark-toned lava flow surface is seen in the southern (lower) portion of the image.

Location near: 5.9N, 220.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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