Tikhonravov Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows one of several craters located on the floor of the much larger Tikhonravov Crater in Terra Sabaea. Named for Russian rocket scientist, Mikhail Tikhonravov, the crater is thought to have been the location of a large lake, which may have laid down layers of material now exposed on the margins of this pedestal crater. A pedestal crater is formed by removal of surface materials around a resistant layer of ejecta, eventually leaving the crater and ejecta as a mesa or plateau on the lower elevation base surface.

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Image ID: 
V78401007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-08-17 20:32
Tue, 2019-10-01
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (66 km)
0.036478 km/pixel
0.0369031 km/pixel


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