PIA03697: Secondary Field

Secondary Field


26 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a field of secondary craters located on the plains north of Ares Vallis, roughly 30 or 35 kilometers (19-22 miles) northeast of the Mars Pathfinder landing site. These craters did not form directly by individual meteor impacts-they resulted from the impact of material ejected from a much larger meteor impact that occurred somewhere to the south of the region.

Location near : 19.9°N, 33.3°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) Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2006-01-26
Date in Caption 2006-01-26
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03697
Identifier PIA03697