HiPOD: Saturday, 5 June 2021
An Inverted Crater

An Inverted Crater
There is a circular feature in this observation that appears to stand above the surrounding terrain. This feature is probably an inverted crater: a once-normal appearing impact crater that was filled in with sediment. The fill became indurated, or hardened, until it was more resistant to subsequent erosion than the surrounding material.

Other craters in this image are not inverted or substantially infilled. This suggests that they were formed after the events that filled in and later exposed the inverted crater.

ID: ESP_043651_1590
date: 18 November 2015
altitude: 259 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_043651_1590
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
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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.