Planet Four Talk

Hi from Chile!

  • drabanus by drabanus

    Hi all,

    I am new to this. I wonder why these images of the Martian surface show no crates at all. Are they filtered out?

    Regards - David


  • mschwamb by mschwamb scientist, translator in response to drabanus's comment.


    There are few images of craters and things you might be more familiar when you think of images of Mars, because we're looking at the South Pole of Mars to map seasonal fans and right now a very small patch dubbed Manhattan.




  • Kitharode by Kitharode moderator

    Hi David. In addition to Meg's links above, you might find this one useful:

    The south polar layered deposits (SPLD) can be around 3km thick, so although there probably are craters around the south pole we're not gonna see them because they're buried.