Double Ringed Crater
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Double Ringed Crater

April 2, 2013
This observation shows a crater with a surrounding bench. The crater's original rim appears to have been eroded, but mainly above a resistant layer. It's this sort of layering that gives the crater such a distinctive, "double-ring" appearance.

The image shows fine layering in both the bench and the inner crater walls. The interior of the crater--itself ringed by darker material--appears relatively featureless except for the ripples caused by wind.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team

Credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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