Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crater in Utopia Rupes

The objective of this observation is to examine features of a mid-latitude crater.

In the Context Camera (CTX) image (P18_008030_2217) of this area, the crater floor has hollows and a high density of pits. The wall has the shape of the alcoves of gullies with the lower part covered up. Perhaps this crater once had gullies, but is now filled up.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Note: This crater is located in the Utopia Rupes region of western Utopia Planitia.

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