PIA17609: Locations of Ice-Exposing Fresh Craters on Mars
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
 Instrument:  MOLA
 Product Size:  989 x 481 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This map of Mars indicates locations of new craters that have excavated ice (blue) and those that have not (red). The underlying map is based on the brightness, or albedo, of the Martian surface. Most fresh craters are discovered in the brighter, dusty regions of Mars where dark blast patterns from the impacts can be seen.

The albedo information comes from the Thermal Emission Spectrometer on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter. Surface topographical information for the map comes from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State Univ.

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