PIA03674: Impact 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:  2048 x 3432 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1344
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03674.tif (7.036 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03674.jpg (1.063 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

16 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an impact crater, roughly the size of the famous Meteor Crater in northern Arizona, U.S.A., in western Elysium Planitia. Light-toned, windblown ripples of sediment have accumulated in subtle troughs and in the lee -- the downwind side -- of the crater.

Location near: 28.4N, 247.9W
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:
2006-01-16