This field of small dark craters is located in southern Elysium Planitia. The dark appearance against the surrounding lava flows suggests that the craters post-date the lava flows. The small "tails" near the craters indicate winds blowing toward the upper left of the image.
Orbit Number: 69752 Latitude: 8.2881 Longitude: 157.48 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2017-09-04 10:56
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