This picture from a HiRISE instrument on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was acquired to take a closer demeanour during a round underline that competence be an impact structure on a South Polar layered deposits.
Measuring a sizes and magnitude of impact craters provides a imprisonment on a age of a landscape. However, craters in icy turf are mutated by processes that squash and change them in such a demeanour that it is tough to contend for certain if it had an impact origin.
The map is projected here during a scale of 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) per pixel. [The strange picture scale is 49.8 centimeters (19.6 inches) per pixel (with 2 x 2 binning); objects on a sequence of 150 centimeters (59 inches) opposite are resolved.] North is up.
The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, that was built by Ball Aerospace Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a multiplication of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages a Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington.
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