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On a Pedestal
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On a Pedestal

July 30, 2012
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. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1539, 30 July 2006

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems