Palos Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Palos Crater has been suggested as a future landing site for Mars Missions. This crater has a channel called Tinto Vallis, which enters from the south. This site was suggested as a landing site because it may contain lake deposits. Palos Crater is named in honor of the port city in Spain from which Christopher Columbus sailed on his way to the New World in August of 1492. The floor of Palos Crater appears to be layered in places providing further evidence that this site may in fact have been the location of an ancient lake.

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Image ID: 
V02531001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-07-10 14:32
Wed, 2002-09-11
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017588 km/pixel
0.017716 km/pixel


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