PIA08765: Buried Craters
 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 1558 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1588
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08765.tif (1.304 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08765.jpg (243.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

17 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows rugged terrain in the northern plains. The circular features are old, buried impact craters. The bright spots are small patches of the seasonal frost that has been almost entirely removed from the area by sublimation (turning from solid to gas).

Location near: 70.7N, 271.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-09-17