Rugged Crater Floor

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of an unnamed crater located in Noachis Terra. Unlike most Martian craters, this one has a very rugged floor. Most craters have flat floors, having been filled with materials such as sand blown into the crater, layered deposits from short term lakes, and volcanic materials from nearby flows. The morphology of the crater floor indicates that this is a relatively young crater, with the original floor created during the impact event.

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Image ID: 
V93133004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-12-12 20:18
Mon, 2023-03-13
512 pixels (17 km)
1824 pixels (62 km)
0.034054 km/pixel
0.0344441 km/pixel


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