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Pictures of Mars - Martian Crater

Pictures of Mars - Martian Crater

Copyright 1995-2003, California Institute of Technology
This crater on northern Elysium Planitia is a little more than twice the diameter of the famous Meteor Crater in Arizona. It was formed by the impact and subsequent explosion of a meteorite. The image was taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera aboard the Mars Global Surveyor in July, 1998.

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