PIA07196: Tikhonravov's Eyebrows
 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:  1338 x 1528 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-958
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07196.tif (1.93 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07196.jpg (212.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

1 January 2004
This red wide angle Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows Tikhonravov Crater in central Arabia Terra. The crater is about 386 km (240 mi) in diameter and presents two impact craters at its center that have dark patches of sand in them, giving the impression of pupils in two eyes. North (above) each of these two craters lies a dark-toned patch of surface material, providing the impression of eyebrows. M. K. Tikhonravov was a leading Russian rocket engineer in the 20th Century. The crater named for him, despite its large size, is still partly buried, on its west side, beneath the heavily cratered terrain of Arabia Terra. The center of Tikhonravov is near 13.5N, 324.2W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-01-01