PIA04128: Exhuming Craters
 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:  672 x 1285 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1168
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04128.tif (864.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04128.jpg (258.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

30 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a wind-eroded landscape in the Amazonis Mensa region of far western Tharsis. Two meteor impact craters that formed in -- and then were buried by -- rock are now found in a state of partial-exhumation from within the wind-eroded material.

Location near: 2.0N, 147.3W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-30