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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of a central pit crater located in Hesperia Planum. The dark patterns on the floor of the crater are the shadows being cast by the crater rim in the early morning sun. This is a fairly young crater, and the rim is still very rough. Shadow lengths can sometimes be used to calculate the height of the object casting the shadow if the sun angle is known.

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


Image ID: 
V88007003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2021-10-16 19:07
Wed, 2022-01-19
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (264 km)
0.069787 km/pixel
0.0704413 km/pixel


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