What Could It Be?

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows a complex block of material located on the floor of an unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. The feature is offset from the center of the circular depression and is approximately the same height of the surrounding surface. It is unlikely to be a peak created during the cratering event. Perhaps the crater is not an impact formed feature and was created by some other process. It is often difficult to interpret the geologic processes that created landforms from data collected far above the surface.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V77292003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2019-05-18 12:52
Fri, 2019-07-05
512 pixels (19 km)
1824 pixels (69 km)
0.038143 km/pixel
0.0382494 km/pixel


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