PIA07134: 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:  1200 x 1800 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-945
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07134.tif (2.163 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07134.jpg (361 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

19 December 2004
Most craters on the martian northern lowland plains are filled and many of them are buried just beneath the surface, or are mostly buried. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an example, in which only the crater's raised rim still pokes out above the surrounding plains. This crater is located near 46.2N, 257.7W. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-12-19