Eberswalde Crater Delta

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

On the left side of today's VIS image is part of the delta deposit on the floor of Eberswalde Crater. Deltas are formed when sediment laden rivers slow down - either due to a flattening of topography, or entering a standing body of water. The reduction in velocity causes the sediments to be deposited. The main channel often diverges into numerous smaller channel that spread apart to form the typical fan shape of a delta. The Eberswalde Crater delta is one of the best preserved on Mars.

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Image ID: 
V84562004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2021-01-06 02:41
Wed, 2021-07-07
512 pixels (17 km)
1824 pixels (63 km)
0.034788 km/pixel
0.0346931 km/pixel


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