PIA07183: 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:  672 x 1170 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07183.tif (787.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07183.jpg (218.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

29 December 2004
Craters on the northern plains of Mars are not usually found at the surface. Typically, they are filled and buried just beneath it. The crater shown in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image is an example. The crater is located near 50.3N, 46.7W. Dark streaks crisscrossing the scene were formed by passing dust devils. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-12-29