Tempe Terra Craters

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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Today's VIS image shows a portion of Tempe Terra, including two unnamed craters. The ejecta from the smaller crater appears to overlie several graben (linear depressions created by tectonic forces). This means the crater is younger than the graben. However, both craters are slightly oval, in alignment with the graben in the region. Tectonic features may have existed prior to the graben visible today, affecting the formation of the impact crater.

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Image ID: 
V93803006 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-02-06 01:17
Tue, 2023-04-18
256 pixels (19 km)
3792 pixels (286 km)
0.075557 km/pixel
0.0765284 km/pixel


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