Eberswalde Crater Delta

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

At the top left corner of today's VIS image is the delta deposit located on the floor of Eberswalde Crater. Deltas are formed when sediment laden rivers slow down - either due to a flattening of topography, or entering a standing body of water. The reduction in velocity causes the sediments to be deposited. The main channel often diverges into numerous smaller channel that spread apart to form the typical fan shape of a delta. The Eberswalde Crater delta is one of the best preserved on Mars.

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Image ID: 
V90982015 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-06-18 18:13
Fri, 2022-09-16
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.01745 km/pixel
0.0173172 km/pixel


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