PIA07328: Wind-Exhumed 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 1033 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-990
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07328.tif (695.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07328.jpg (204 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

The large circular feature in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image is the expression of a formerly filled and buried meteor crater, locked within sedimentary materials eroded by wind in the Memnonia Sulci region of Mars. The ridges and troughs in the image attest to the power of wind erosion to form yardangs.

Location near: 1.6N, 173.9W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-02-02