HiPOD: Monday, 22 November 2021
Scarp in Arabia Region

A Scarp in the Arabia Region
Pictured here appears to be the edge of a blast radius of a large meteorite impact crater with smaller and more recent cratering interrupting its circumference. High resolution can help determine if this is indeed a crater wall or the result of past tectonics. The implications of this being a crater would be the fact that an older, larger impact could be one of the events that caused a global catastrophic disruption in the tectonics and atmosphere.

ID: ESP_054474_1905
date: 11 March 2018
altitude: 275 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_054474_1905
NASA/JPL/UArizona
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km