Orson Welles Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of the floor of Orson Welles Crater. This region of the crater contains chaos. Chaos is formed where tectonic forces break the surface into blocks. Erosion along the breaks widen and deepen the valleys between creating mesas. There is evidence that this crater may once have held a lake. Orson Welles Crater is 116 km in diameter (72 miles).

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Image ID: 
V94963003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-05-12 13:20
Mon, 2023-11-20
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (273 km)
0.07203 km/pixel
0.0723514 km/pixel


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