Perspective view of elongated crater
April 12, 2011
This unnamed elongated depression is located just to the south of the much larger Huygens crater. It is about 78 km in length, opens from just under 10 km wide at one end to 25 km wide at the other, and reaches a depth of 2 km. A blanket of material that looks as if it was ejected from an impact surrounds it. The data were acquired during orbit 8433 on 4 August 2010 using the High Resolution Stereo Camera on Mars Express.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Huygens, Spaceflight, Mars Express, Huygens crater, Planetary geology, Lunar science, Impact craters, Mars