Unusual Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This unusual crater northeast of Ascraeus Mons displays an ejecta blanket that appears turned up around its edges. This may be a type of rampart crater, or may instead be a crater with its ejecta blanket buried by lava flows. These flows were later eroded away in places leaving behind the scarp. Numerous lava flows are seen in this image as well as sinuous channels. These features appear to be both volcanic (rilles) and fluvial channels.

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Image ID: 
V05908003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-04-14 15:53
Thu, 2003-05-15
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018111 km/pixel
0.018243 km/pixel


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