On a Pedestal
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On a Pedestal

September 19, 2006

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a pedestal crater in the Eumenides Dorsum region of Mars. The rocky ejecta from this crater protected the underlying material from being eroded away by wind, leaving the crater standing high above the surrounding plains.

Location near: 11.9°N, 156.5°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: upper left

Season: Northern Spring

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