Crater Interior

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The large peak observed in this THEMIS image is the central uplift of an impact crater that formed by inward and upward movement of material below the crater floor during the crater-forming event and is not due to long-term slow adjustment of crater materials. Evidence of modification to the post-impact surface is observed throughout the image as materials are being eroded and stripped from the crater floor. Small sand dunes are present in the depression around the central peak.

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Image ID: 
V06513001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-06-03 09:15
Thu, 2003-07-10
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017694 km/pixel
0.017823 km/pixel


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