Icaria Planum

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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An unnamed crater west of Icaria Planum hosts an even smaller crater with interesting features both inside and out. A strange pattern of light-toned surfaces appears to be associated with the ejecta of this crater. Within the crater, the ubiquitous high latitude 'pasted on terrain' is evident along with gullies, a combination of features that tends to support the idea that the pasted-on material is dirty snow whose melting leads to the formation of gullies. Completing the ensemble of features are accumulations of dark sand and dunes within the rugged topography of the crater floor.

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Image ID: 
V08518005 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-11-15 10:26
Tue, 2003-12-23
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (61 km)
0.016866 km/pixel
0.016988 km/pixel


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