Brain-Coral Texture on Crater Floor
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Brain-Coral Texture on Crater Floor

November 5, 2011
This crater floor has a hummocky texture ("brain-coral"-like), and curved structures, possibly from glacial-like flow.

What's of note is how HiRISE plans certain observations--like this one--where anywhere in the area is likely to be interesting enough for an image. This is unlike other observations where the planning needs a precisely-targeted area to capture a specific feature of interest. We call this an "NIO," or non-interactive observation.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team

Credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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