January 9, 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an impact crater, a little over 2 km (> 1.2 mi) in diameter, located in Noachis Terra near 50.4Â°S, 14.3Â°W. The crater's bouldery ejecta blanket has protected underlying material from being eroded away by wind, leaving the ejecta up on a low pedestal. This picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across, and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.
Topics: Pedestal crater, Planetary geology, Mars Global Surveyor, Environment, Crater This Mars Global Surveyor, Disaster Accident, Tikhonravov, Arabia Terra, Noachis quadrangle, Ejecta blanket, Mars