Spallanzani's Neighbor

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Along the southeast rim of the Hellas Basin, a 27 km diameter crater hosts an eroded layered deposit like many of the neighboring craters. Compared to the weirdly-shaped remnants of the deposit in the adjacent Spallanzani Crater, the layers in this image are more subdued. It is not clear why material deposited into and eroded from two craters so close together would appear so different.

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Image ID: 
V07450004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-08-19 12:41
Tue, 2003-09-09
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (61 km)
0.016986 km/pixel
0.017109 km/pixel


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