PIA07202: Pedestal 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 1364 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-962
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07202.tif (917.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07202.jpg (157.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

5 January 2004

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an impact crater, a little over 2 km (> 1.2 mi) in diameter, located in Noachis Terra near 50.4S, 14.3W. The crater's bouldery ejecta blanket has protected underlying material from being eroded away by wind, leaving the ejecta up on a low pedestal. This picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across, and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-01-05