PIA05447: Middle-Latitude 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:  836 x 1536 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-648
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05447.tif (1.286 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05447.jpg (325.8 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

26 February 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows two craters and a rough-textured surface in Icaria Planum near 44.5S, 109.8W. Both craters have been buried by a thin mantle of material that eroded to form a rough texture. The ejecta pattern from the smaller of the two craters is still apparent through this mantle. While this is a southern mid-latitude surface, similar textures and thinly-buried craters are common at northern mid-latitudes, as well. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left; the picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-26