downed ship or facility on mars

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU
About this image
The ejecta blanket created around impact craters is often much more resistant to erosion than the surrounding surface materials. In this case of a crater near Meridiani Planum the ejecta material is creating isolated highs as the surrounding surface is eroded.

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If you use THEMIS images or mosaics in a research work, please cite them by image ID or mosaic name in the caption and put the following in your references:

Christensen, P.R., N.S. Gorelick, G.L. Mehall, and K.C. Murray, THEMIS Public Data Releases, Planetary Data System node, Arizona State University,


Latitude: 6.85103
Longitude: 351.869
Orbit Number: 38600
Captured: 2010-08-27 16:09
Posted to Web: Thu, 2010-09-23
Instrument: VIS
Image Width: 1024 pixels (18 km)
Image Height: 3648 pixels (65 km)
Vertical Resolution: 0.017891 km/pixel
Horizontal Resolution: 0.018021 km/pixel
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Charles Frith said…
Hi there. Does Dr. Christensen have a view on the raised topography? Thanks.
caledonia said…
hi Charles,

I doubt it ...
search my blog for the mars spirit rover photos - even more far out

caledonia said…
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