Galle Crater

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image is of part of Galle Crater, located at 51.9S, 29.5W. This image was taken far enough south and late enough into the southern hemisphere fall to catch observe water ice clouds partially obscuring the surface. The most striking aspect of the surface is the dissected layered unit to the left in the image. Other areas also appear to have layering, but they are either more obscured by clouds or are less well defined on the surface. The layers appear to be mostly flat lying and layer boundaries appear as topographic lines wouldon a map, but there are a few areas where it appears that these layers have been deformed to some level. Other areas of the image contain rugged, mountainous terrain as well as a separate pitted terrain where the surface appears to be a separate unit from the mountains and the layered terrain.

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Image ID: 
V01874004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-05-17 12:48
Wed, 2002-06-19
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.017105 km/pixel
0.01723 km/pixel


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