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Terraced Craters and Layered Targets

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona2013-09-12

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Small impact craters usually have simple bowl shapes; however, when the target material has different layers of different strength, then more complicated crater shapes can emerge as shown in image captured by NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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  • Title: Terraced Craters and Layered Targets
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
  • Date Created: 2013-09-12
  • Rights: JPL

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