PIA05697: Crater in Utopia
 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 1514 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-674
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05697.tif (1.019 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05697.jpg (202.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

23 March 2004
Craters of the martian northern plains tend to be somewhat shallow because material has filled them in. Their ejecta blankets, too, are often covered by younger materials. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an example--a crater in Utopia Planitia near 43.7N, 227.3W. Erosion has roughened some of the surfaces of the material that filled the crater and covered its ejecta deposit. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-23