Science and Exploration

Dunes Inside Of Capen Crater On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
February 21, 2022
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Dunes Inside Of Capen Crater On Mars
Dunes Inside Of Capen Crater

This observation gives us a nice view of dunes on the floor of Capen Crater, located in Terra Sabea.
However, our primary interest is with the dark-toned layered material the dunes are mostly covering up. Capen is a 70-kilometer impact crater named for astronomer Charles Capen, an apprentice to Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto.

ID: ESP_018186_1865
date: 13 June 2010
altitude: 275 km

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