PIA08432: Acidalia 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:  672 x 992 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1451
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08432.tif (667.5 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08432.jpg (101.3 kB)

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3 May 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a relatively flat plain in Acidalia Planitia. The circular feature near the left (west) edge is the surface manifestation of a buried impact crater, a common feature observed on the northern plains of Mars. The darker feature is a younger, fresher impact crater -- but, it too, has been somewhat buried beneath a mantle of material.

Location near: 53.1N, 32.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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