PIA03697: Secondary Field
 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 2220 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1354
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03697.tif (2.276 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03697.jpg (623.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

26 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a field of secondary craters located on the plains north of Ares Vallis, roughly 30 or 35 kilometers (19-22 miles) northeast of the Mars Pathfinder landing site. These craters did not form directly by individual meteor impacts -- they resulted from the impact of material ejected from a much larger meteor impact that occurred somewhere to the south of the region.

Location near: 19.9N, 33.3W
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:
2006-01-26