Triplet Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

It is not uncommon for multiple pieces of a meteor to impact Mars close together at the same time. When this happens, the craters that are formed overlap and the force of the impacts results in a linear wall separating the side-by-side form-at-the-same-time craters. This image shows where three craters were created simultaneously.

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Image ID: 
V26781003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2007-12-28 02:17
Mon, 2008-04-28
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017587 km/pixel
0.017715 km/pixel


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