Craters Filling Craters

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

In this image the large crater retains its original bowl shaped interior and the radial surface pattern on the ejecta. Just to the south is a crater that has been infilled by ejecta from the larger crater. The overlapping of ejecta blankets can be used to get relative age relationships, in this case the smaller crater to the south formed first, and the larger crater formed sometime later.

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Image ID: 
V10457019 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2004-04-23 03:26
Fri, 2005-07-29
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (67 km)
0.018457 km/pixel
0.018591 km/pixel


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