NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows some a modest-sized meteor impact crater in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. The dark spot inside the crater is, most likely, a patch of windblown sand and silt.

17 August 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a modest-sized meteor impact crater in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars. The dark spot inside the crater is, most likely, a patch of windblown sand and silt. This crater is nearly twice the size of the famous Meteor Crater in northern Arizona in North America.

Location near: 31.8°N, 243.4°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Spring

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