Viking Orbiter 1 image with Baltisk crater above center
|Diameter||50.75 km (31.53 mi)|
Baltisk crater, as seen by CTX camera on MRO. Dark areas are dunes. Fans are visible in the lower right.
Impact craters generally have a rim with ejecta around them, in contrast volcanic craters usually do not have a rim or ejecta deposits. As craters get larger (greater than 10 km in diameter) they usually have a central peak. The peak is caused by a rebound of the crater floor following the impact.
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- Hugh H. Kieffer (1992). Mars. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0-8165-1257-7. https://books.google.com/books?id=NoDvAAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
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