Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows a landslide deposit within a complex crater (note the ejecta to the top and bottom of the image. There is a smaller complex crater on the ejecta to the north of the larger crater. This "doublet" crater with the linear interior rim is formed when two impactors hit the surface simultaneously. The impactors are initially all part of the same meteor. The larger crater may have formed from multiple impactors.

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


Image ID: 
V56056001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2014-08-03 09:43
Tue, 2014-08-26
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.01723 km/pixel
0.017355 km/pixel


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