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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The Mighty Sarlacc?

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The Mighty Sarlacc? Actually, this is not the lair of the Star Wars monster, but a crater in the frigid south polar region of Mars that has accumulated a small dune field at its center. Observed by the Mars Odyssey orbiter.


Original image data dated on or about March 23, 2013.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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