Oraibi crater in perspective
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Oraibi crater in perspective

October 18, 2011
Oraibi crater is about 32 km across. It is filled with sediments and part of its rim has been eroded by water. In the distant past large volumes of water must have rushed through the Ares Vallis. A clear example of a cluster of young craters can be seen on the right. The image was acquired by Mars Express at about 16°N/327°E during orbit 9393 on 11 May 2011. The images have a ground resolution of 15 m per pixel.

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