Bedrock in the Central Peaks of Hale Crater

This image acquired on January 27, 2019 by NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the extensive central peak complex of Hale Crater.
March 18, 2019
CreditNASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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This long image is entirely over the extensive central peak complex of Hale Crater.

Of particular interest are bedrock outcrops and associated fine-grained sediments with different colors. This 153-kilometer diameter crater was named after American astronomer George Ellery Hale.

The map is projected here at a scale of 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) per pixel. (The original image scale is 51.4 centimeters [20.2 inches] per pixel [with 2 x 2 binning]; objects on the order of 154 centimeters [60.6 inches] across are resolved.) North is up.

The University of Arizona, in Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colorado. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.