Into the Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Several channels are located on the flank of Hecates Tholus. In this VIS image one of those channels enters a crater, creating a deposit on the floor of the crater. Age relationships can be derived from this image. Hecates Tholus was formed first, then the crater was created, and finally flow of lava or water carved the channel that bisects the crater rim.

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Image ID: 
V53575007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2014-01-11 06:19
Fri, 2014-02-28
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (67 km)
0.018606 km/pixel
0.018742 km/pixel


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