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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.

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona https://www.uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_047561_1560
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Sunken and Pitted Ejecta

Sunken and Pitted Ejecta

The objective of this observation was to examine the edge of impact ejecta from a crater to the north-west of this area (north is up, west is to the left).

An Impact Crater within Nanedi Valles

With this image, we can cross-dating the relative age of the impact with that of the valley system, as well as learning more about the fluvial and morphology characteristics of area.