Terby Crater

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's THEMIS image contains the northern rim of a 175 km diameter crater called Terby. This crater is named after Francois J. Terby, a Belgian astronomer (1846-1911). Terby crater is located in Tyrrhena Terra a region of the cratered southern hemisphere. Gullies are clearly visible along the slopes in the upper portion of this image. These gullied slopes also appear mantled upon closer examination. This mantled unit contains lobes near its lower margins suggesting apparent downslope movement. However, the craters on this material do not show any signs of being distorted by downslope movement. It is possible that the craters formed after any movement occurred or alternatively that in fact no movement has occurred. There are also some larger deeper channels visible near the right center of the image. These channels also appear to be covered with the mantling material in places.

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Image ID: 
V02295003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-06-21 04:25
Tue, 2002-07-09
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.017131 km/pixel
0.017256 km/pixel


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