The Southern Floor of Gale Crater

This image along the southern interior floor of Gale Crater hosts many different landforms. Light-toned, scabby, and presumably hydrated materials on the crater floor are covered by large, darker-toned dunes.

The small crater, about 2 kilometers in diameter, in the middle of the image is filled with an enigmatic deposit that appears to have flowed into the crater from the south.

Written by: Sharon Wilson (audio: Tre Gibbs)   (9 March 2016)

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Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona