Gusev Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Wrinkle ridges deform the plains in the bottom of Gusev crater, destination of the MER Spirit rover. The plains were likely created from a flood basalt with ridges forming where there were compressional forces. Dark wind streaks come together to form a dark spot at the bottom of the image where the wind has removed a thin layer of bright dust off a dark surface. On the left side of the image a portion of a lobe of material is visible, which may have resulted from a mud or debris flow. This feature was recently identified by the THEMIS team and may represent the most recent deposit in the crater involving water.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V06798003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-06-26 20:21
Fri, 2003-07-25
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017382 km/pixel
0.017508 km/pixel


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