Quantcast
Curious Pitted Mound
202 of 3996

Curious Pitted Mound

April 2, 2014
This fascinating observation shows us a dark-toned mound with pits inside an impact crater. Are these pits the result of sublimation?

The crater itself is an ancient one, as evidenced by the eroded rim. For the mound inside, HiRISE resolution can give us a closer look at textural features that might help explain what we're looking at: layers in pit walls, or perhaps cracks from expansion?

Written by: HiRISE Science Team

Credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona



comments powered by Disqus