Crater Wall and Floor

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The impact crater observed in this THEMIS image taken in Terra Cimmeria suggests sediments have filled the crater due to the flat and smooth nature of the floor compared to rougher surfaces at higher elevations. The abundance of several smaller impact craters on the floor of the larger crater indicate however that the flat surface has been exposed for an extended period of time. The smooth surface of the crater floor and rougher surfaces at higher elevations are observed in the 3-D THEMIS image that is draped over MOLA topography (2X vertical exaggeration).

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V05051003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-02-03 01:02
Tue, 2003-02-18
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017279 km/pixel
0.017405 km/pixel


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