HiPOD: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Mounds on North Polar Residual Ice

Mounds on North Polar Residual Ice

Mounds on North Polar Residual Ice
These apparent mounds on the residual polar ice cap have unusually high thermal inertia, which is a measure of the subsurface’s ability to store heat during the day and re-radiate it during the night. These may be ice-covered dunes, but it is unclear.

ID: ESP_062344_2620
date: 14 November 2019
altitude: 319 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_062344_2620
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km