Megabreccia on the Floor of Luba Crater
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
Megabreccia on the Floor of Luba Crater
ESP_072545_1615  Science Theme: Sedimentary/Layering Processes
Megabreccia (large jumbled rock fragments) form from energetic events such as impacts and landslides, and are commonly found near the central peaks and pits of impact craters on Mars.

The fragments typically have diverse colors and textures, indicating diverse rock types. It is not clear if the megabreccia formed from the Luba Crater impact event itself, or if the impact event uplifted and exposed older megabreccia.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (7 March 2022)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_072479_1615.
 
Acquisition date
17 January 2022

Local Mars time
15:56

Latitude (centered)
-18.326°

Longitude (East)
323.137°

Spacecraft altitude
260.3 km (161.8 miles)

Original image scale range
56.9 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~171 cm across are resolved

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50 cm/pixel and North is up

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Emission angle
24.2°

Phase angle
43.8°

Solar incidence angle
64°, with the Sun about 26° above the horizon

Solar longitude
159.0°, Northern Summer

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North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  28.9°
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