PIA03651: Double 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 1896 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1316
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03651.tif (1.944 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03651.jpg (677.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

19 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows two craters that formed at the same time by a split meteoritic impactor. Long after they formed, these craters have been eroded, degraded, and other materials have been deposited on and within them.

Location near: 35.0S, 328.0W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-12-19