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Elysium Planitia Crater
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Elysium Planitia Crater

April 29, 2013
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a modest-sized meteor impact crater in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. The dark spot inside the crater is, most likely, a patch of windblown sand and silt. This crater is nearly twice the size of the famous Meteor Crater in northern Arizona in North America. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1557, 17 August 2006

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems