The ejecta materials of this crater are more resistant to erosion than the surrounding materials. The wind has eroded pits and other features around the crater causing it to become a topographic high. This image is from NASA's Mars Odyssey.

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The ejecta materials of this crater are more resistant to erosion than the surrounding materials. The wind has eroded pits and other features around the crater, but the crater has become a topographic high, due to the rock created in the impact event.

Orbit Number: 40091 Latitude: -1.02209 Longitude: 205.031 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-12-28 08:42

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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