Science and Exploration

Cones in Gusev Crater On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
August 5, 2022
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Cones in Gusev Crater On Mars
Cones in Gusev Crater

Cinder cone-like and flow-like features at Gusev: volcanic or frost mounds? With color images and using data from CRISM, a spectrometer onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we can detect alteration materials if present and identify the mineralogy. Gusev is about 166 kilometers in diameter and formed approximately three to four billion years ago.It was also the landing site for the Spirit rover.

ID: ESP_066153_1655
date: 6 September 2020
altitude: 261 km

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