PIA08582: Big and Little
 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 1152 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1518
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08582.tif (775.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08582.jpg (56.94 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

9 July 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of Syrtis Major Planum, dominated in this area by two impact craters of differing age. The large one is about 1.3 kilometers (0.8 miles) in diameter, the smaller is about 250 meters (~820 feet) across. The smaller crater has a well-defined ejecta blanket and rays emanate outward from its center. The larger crater does not exhibit these features. The larger one is older, and its ejecta blanket and rays have been removed and degraded over time.

Location near: 5.4N, 294.2W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-07-09