HiPOD: Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Lava Flows Embaying Impact Crater

Lava Flows Embaying Impact Crater

Crater, Embayed
South of Arsia Mons and located in vast Daedalia Planum is this fairly small (under 2 km) impact crater that’s been enclosed (embayed) by lava flows. It doesn’t appear that the lava overtopped the rim. Context Camera images show interesting small-scale characteristics of the geology that we can see in better detail with HiRISE.

ID: ESP_059452_1540
date: 2 April 2019
altitude: 252 km

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km