PIA02680: Up Close and Personal
 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:  2048 x 4496 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1389
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02680.tif (9.217 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02680.jpg (1.005 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

2 March 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a 1.5 meters (~5 feet) per pixel view of an impact crater that is approximately 3 km (9840 ft) in diameter. It is located in southwestern Terra Sabaea. South (toward the bottom of the image) of the impact crater is a second, more subdued circular feature which is probably an ancient impact crater that was buried and only partially exhumed, a common occurrence on Mars.

Location near: 21.9S, 338.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-03-02