Out of Round

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of a crater and its ejecta. Located in Noachis Terra, this impact crater is not the typical round shape. Instead, the rim has scallops and indentations. In most instances it is heterogeneities in the preexisting surface that deflect the impact energies and create 'out of round' craters. Tectonic faults are just one of the subsurface features capable of causing non-round craters.

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Image ID: 
V91604015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-08-08 23:16
Mon, 2022-11-14
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.017245 km/pixel
0.0173201 km/pixel


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