Fresh 5-Kilometer Diameter Rayed Crater
Fresh 5-Kilometer Diameter Rayed Crater
PSP_009162_1570  Science Theme: Impact Processes
The crater featured in this scene formed on top of ejecta from a nearby rampart crater, located to the north.

The crater’s distinct rim indicates it is relatively young. There is bright material on many of the crater walls that might be landslides of dust or another bright substance.

The mounds of material on the crater floor probably formed during late stages of crater’s own formation. The crater floor is speckled with even smaller craters.

Written by: Kelly Kolb  (13 August 2008)
Acquisition date
10 July 2008

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
255.6 km (158.8 miles)

Original image scale range
51.2 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~154 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
70°, with the Sun about 20° above the horizon

Solar longitude
96.7°, Northern Summer

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  46.3°
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