THEMIS: Central pit crater

Central pit crater near Elysium Mons (THEMIS-IOTD_20160303)THEMIS Image of the Day, March 3, 2016. Today’s image shows an unnamed crater located northwest of Elysium Mons. This crater contains a central pit, which formed at the time of impact. The depth, diameter and central morphology of a crater can provide information about both the impactor and the pre-existing surface.

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