Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ejecta Blanket in Meridiani Planum

The ejecta blanket created around impact craters is often much more resistant to erosion than the surrounding surface materials. In this case of a crater near Meridiani Planum the ejecta material is creating isolated highs as the surrounding surface is eroded.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

Note: This location is northeast of Crommelin Crater.

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