PIA03926: Exhuming 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:  512 x 730 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1112
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03926.tif (374.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03926.jpg (77.04 kB)

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4 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a circular feature on the martian northern plains. It was once a crater formed by meteoritic impact. It was completely filled and buried by and within layered material. Later, the layered materials have begun to be eroded away, re-exposing the old crater rims in the process.

Location near: 44.9N, 264.7W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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