HiPOD: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Lava against an Impact Crater in Elysium Planitia

Lava against an Impact Crater in Elysium Planitia
This image shows lava crumpled against the upstream side of an impact crater. In places where we see smaller ridges in the lava, they have steep faces that retain less dust and look rocky. Because of the lesser amount of dust, we might be able to see better details of the topography.

The crater itself is extremely old, having long been filled in with dust and its rim severely eroded. Note also the flat surrounding terrain.

ID: ESP_018537_1860
date: 10 July 2010
altitude: 275 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_018537_1860
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km