PIA06855: Cracked Plain, Buried 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:  835 x 1253 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-839
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06855.tif (1.048 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06855.jpg (314.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

4 September 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a cracked plain in western Utopia Planitia. The three circular crack patterns indicate the location of three buried meteor impact craters. These landforms are located near 41.9N, 275.9W. The image covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates this scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-09-04