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Elliptical impact crater on Hesperia Planum by Lunar and Planetary Institute on Flickr.Via Flickr:
The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HSRC) on board ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft obtained this color image on 5 May 2004 during orbit 368 with a ground resolution of approximately 16.7 meters per pixel. The scene shows the region of Hesperia Planum, at approximately 35.3° South and 118.7° East.
A large elliptical impact crater is visible, measuring approximately 24.4 km long, 11.2 km wide and reaching a maximum depth of approximately 650 meters below the surrounding plains. Its ejecta pattern is suggestive of butterfly’s wings.

Elliptical impact crater on Hesperia Planum by Lunar and Planetary Institute on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HSRC) on board ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft obtained this color image on 5 May 2004 during orbit 368 with a ground resolution of approximately 16.7 meters per pixel. The scene shows the region of Hesperia Planum, at approximately 35.3° South and 118.7° East.

A large elliptical impact crater is visible, measuring approximately 24.4 km long, 11.2 km wide and reaching a maximum depth of approximately 650 meters below the surrounding plains. Its ejecta pattern is suggestive of butterfly’s wings.

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