Dusty Ejecta Blanket

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The large crater in this nighttime IR image had its ejecta emplaced in a semifluidized state, creating an outer rampart at the distal ends of the ejecta blanket. This wall can act as a trap for fine wind blown materials. It is likely that part of the darker/cooler materials surrounding the crater are wind blown materials such as dust and sand. This crater is located north of the Meridiani region of Mars.

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


Image ID: 
I02266007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-06-18 19:56
Wed, 2004-12-08
320 pixels (31 km)
1195 pixels (120 km)
0.100439 km/pixel
0.09929 km/pixel


PNG | JPEG (high res) | JPEG (reduced res) | PDF | TIFF