Pital Crater - Picture from Mars Color Camera (MCC) on 23-04-2015
Pital crater is an impact crater located in Ophir Planum region of Mars, which is located in the eastern part of Valles Marineris region. This image is taken by Mars Color Camera (MCC) on 23-04-2015 at a spatial resolution of ~42 m from an altitude of 808 km.
Wall of the crater and chain of small impact craters are clearly seen in this image. This crater is having the diameter of ~40 km.
Most of craters observed on planetary surfaces are circular in shape. Some of the craters are in elliptical shape. However, this Pital crater is in different shape. This could be due to the eastern extension of regional fracture in the W-E trending fracture zone.