Craters and Streaks
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Craters and Streaks

May 14, 2006

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows two impact craters of nearly equal size, plus their associated wind streaks. These occur in far eastern Chryse Planitia. The wind streaks point toward the southwest (lower left), indicating that the responsible winds blew from the northeast.

One of the two craters is shallower than the other, and has a suite of large, windblown ripples on its floor. The shallower crater with the ripples is probably older than the other, deeper crater.

Location near: 20.6°N, 30.1°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: lower left

Season: Northern Winter

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