A Fresh Crater near Sirenum Fossae
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A Fresh Crater near Sirenum Fossae
ESP_040663_1415  Science Theme: Mass Wasting Processes
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This impact crater appears relatively recent as it has a sharp rim and well-preserved ejecta.

The steep inner slopes are carved by gullies and include possible recurring slope lineae on the equator-facing slopes. Fresh craters often have steep, active slopes, so we are monitoring this crater for changes over time.

The bedrock lithology is also diverse. The crater is a little more than 1-kilometer wide.

Note: When we say “fresh,” we mean on a geological scale. The crater is quite old on a human scale.

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)   (3 June 2015)

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