HiPOD: Monday, 21 February 2022
Dunes atop Layered Material in Capen Crater

Dunes atop Layered Material in Capen Crater

Dunes in Capen
This observation gives us a nice view of dunes on the floor of Capen Crater, located in Terra Sabea. However, our primary interest is with the dark-toned layered material the dunes are mostly covering up. Capen is a 70-kilometer impact crater named for astronomer Charles Capen, an apprentice to Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto.

ID: ESP_018186_1865
date: 13 June 2010
altitude: 275 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_018186_1865
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full images including scale bars, visit the ID link.