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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The Center

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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The Center A high-resolution look at the center of a circular depression on the south polar ice cap of Mars. Captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about December 25, 2012


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Mike Martinez: 07/09/2013 03:04 CDT

What is the average depth of those pits---9 feet or more ?

Bill Dunford: 07/16/2013 08:42 CDT

According to the camera team with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, they range from "several" to about 10 meters deep.

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