Science and Exploration

The Floor Of Soffen Crater On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 27, 2021
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The Floor Of Soffen Crater On Mars
The Floor Of Soffen Crater

Dr. Gerald A. Soffen (February 7, 1926 — November 22, 2000) was a project scientist for the NASA’s Viking program of Mars landers.
This crater on Mars was named after him, and this image covers a small portion of the crater floor.

Here, we see a diversity of bedrock colors and textures and wind-blown (aeolian) features.

Written by: Alfred McEwen (narration: Tre Gibbs) (21 December 2016)

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