Huygens Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The floor of the 450 km diameter crater named after Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens (1629-1695) shows an unusual texture. Smooth-topped mesas are scattered across a more rugged surface. The mesas are testament to a former smooth layer of material that is in the process of eroding away. Mega-ripples (a dune form) are located in some of the depressions in the image.

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Image ID: 
V06565001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-06-07 16:03
Tue, 2003-07-15
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017388 km/pixel
0.017515 km/pixel


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