Craters in Argyre Planitia
A portion of the Argyre region on the surface of Mars (USGS MC-26 quadrangle). The region, in general, is dominated by the 1800 km wide Argyre impact basin, the second largest on Mars. The image here is a strip across the eastern edge of the basin and contains a mixture of mountains and craters. The mountains formed as a result of the Argyre impact and the craters are more recent events which have further modified the landscape.
The large crater on the right edge of the image is a part of the Wirtz crater, which in total is 129 km in diameter. The left edge of the image represents, in part, the outermost edges of teh large Galle impact crater.
Image created by ESA Science from data contained in the Mars Express public archive. The selected colour scheme is an interpretation based on the original raw data.
|Image capture start||2004-05-27 T 08:35:45.382 Z|
|Image capture stop||2004-05-27 T 08:39:42.376 Z|
77 x 876 x 104 x 877 km
|Source reference file||
|Max. resolution of original||
13.4 m per pixel
|Max. resolution of processed file||
~30 m per pixel
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