PIA07125: Northern Plains "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:  1020 x 1530 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-936
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07125.tif (1.562 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07125.jpg (505.8 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

10 December 2004
The lower left (southwest) corner of this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the location of a somewhat filled and buried meteor impact crater on the northern plains of Mars. The dark dots are boulders. A portion of a similar feature is seen in the upper right (northeast) corner of the image. This picture, showing landforms (including the odd mound north/northeast of the crater) that are typical of the martian northern lowland plains, was obtained as part of the MGS MOC effort to support the search for a landing site for the Phoenix Mars Scout lander. Phoenix will launch in 2007 and land on the northern plains in 2008. This image is located near 68.0N, 227.4W, and covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-12-10