Burton Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image covers part of the central peak and floor of Burton Crater. The central peak slopes are covered with numerous dark streaks. There are several suggested mechanisms to form these features. Two of the mechanisms are that the dusty surface has been altered to reveal darker rock beneath from motion of downward moving dust, or the surface is darkening by fluid or other surface staining.

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Image ID: 
V81727010 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-05-17 17:09
Fri, 2020-07-17
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017603 km/pixel
0.0175436 km/pixel


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