Cutting Craters

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The rims of two old and degraded impact craters are intersected by a graben in this THEMIS image taken near Mangala Fossa. Yardangs and low-albedo wind streaks are observed at the top of the image as well as interesting small grooves on the crater floor. The origin of these enigmatic grooves may be the result of mud or lava and volatile interactions. Variable surface textures observed in the bottom crater floor are the result of different aged lava flows.

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


Image ID: 
V07895003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-09-25 03:35
Wed, 2003-11-12
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017293 km/pixel
0.017418 km/pixel


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