PIA07885: Cratered Isidis Plain
 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:  836 x 2645 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1072
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07885.tif (2.214 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07885.jpg (539.3 kB)

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25 April 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows terrain in eastern Isidis Planitia that is very heavily peppered with impact craters of diameters of a few hundred meters (a few hundred yards) or less. One aim of the MGS MOC Picture of the Day series is to showcase the rich variety of martian surfaces; this one should be compared with other Pictures of the Day in recent weeks, as most of these are shown covering an area of about the same width, approximately 3 kilometers (1.9 miles).

Location near: 17.5N, 263.1W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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