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Craters in Argyre Planitia

Craters in Argyre Planitia

Date: 23 February 2006
Satellite: Mars Express
Depicts: Western Flank of Crater Wirtz
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

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.


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Image capture start 2004-05-27 T 08:35:45.382 Z
Image capture stop 2004-05-27 T 08:39:42.376 Z
Corners at
Top Left: 332.09° -42.18°
Top Right: 334.47° -42.25°
Lower Left: 330.60° -56.84°
Lower Right: 332.79° -56.95°
Image Size

77 x 876 x 104 x 877 km

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Max. resolution of original

13.4 m per pixel

Max. resolution of processed file

~30 m per pixel

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License. Creative Commons License


Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jun-2024 12:03 UT

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