PIA03674: Impact Crater

Impact Crater


16 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an impact crater, roughly the size of the famous Meteor Crater in northern Arizona, U.S.A., in western Elysium Planitia. Light-toned, windblown ripples of sediment have accumulated in subtle troughs and in the lee -- the downwind side -- of the crater.

Location near : 28.4°N, 247.9°W
Image width : ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : lower left
Season : Northern Winter

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2006-01-16
Date in Caption 2006-01-16
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03674
Identifier PIA03674