Eroded Crater Ejecta

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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Two craters in Arabia Terra, in the old cratered highlands, are surrounded by many small mesas. The two craters are partially shown in the central-left and extreme upper-right of the image. These mesas are remnants of ejecta blankets of debris that were cast out when the impact craters originally formed. These former ejecta blankets formed a material resistant to weathering, and so they remain on the surface as mesas, while the surrounding terrain has been stripped away.

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Image ID: 
V06029018 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-04-24 14:55
Tue, 2003-06-03
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018139 km/pixel
0.018271 km/pixel


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