Image of Nicholson Crater on Mars
The European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission has been returning highly detailed and beautiful pictures of Mars, thanks to the stereo cameras the spacecraft is equipped with. A recent article in Universe Today highlights a new image of the Nicholson Crater on Mars. This crater is 100 km (62 km) across and has a very large raised central mount. Large craters often have this kind of central peak, which forms when material rebounds after a meteor impact, but Nicholson Crater’s peak is heavily eroded by wind and water.
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