PIA05334: Martian Meteor 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:  2044 x 3066 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-642
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05334.tif (6.273 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05334.jpg (1.681 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

20 February 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a fairly young meteor impact crater on Mars that is about the same size (~ 1 kilometer; 0.62 miles) as the famous Meteor Crater in northern Arizona, U.S.A. Like the Arizona crater, boulders of ejected bedrock can be seen on the crater's ejecta blanket and in the crater itself. This crater is located in the Aethiopis region of Mars near 4.7N, 224.1W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-20