MSIP: Rampart Craters and Hematite

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image was acquired by the Madison #1 Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP) Team in order to answer the following question: In a cratered region, roughly where hematite was discovered, is there a larger percentage of rampart craters than in another cratered region with the same area and latitude (not longitude)where hematite was not found. The image is located at 10.1 degrees North and 342 degrees East. The site is located near the Aram Chaos Region. We were looking for rampart craters within the image and we compared the percentage of rampart craters in the site to the percentage of ramparts in other control sites to see if there is a relationship between gray hematite and rampart craters. The Madison #1 MSIP Team (5th through 8th graders) from Phoenix, Arizona was led by a sixth grade science and math teacher. NOTE: The above caption was written by the MSIP team that targeted this image. There has been no editing of content by ASU. NASA and Arizona State University's Mars Education Program is offering students nationwide the opportunity to be involved in authentic Mars research by participating in the Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP). Teams of students in grades 5 through college sophomore level have the opportunity to work with scientists, mission planners and educators on the THEMIS team at ASU's Mars Space Flight Facility, to image a site on Mars using the THEMIS visible wavelength camera. For more information go to the MSIP website:

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


Image ID: 
V09450015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2004-01-31 05:44
Mon, 2004-04-19
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (65 km)
0.017908 km/pixel
0.018038 km/pixel


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