HiPOD: 11 February 2020
Exposing Colorful Deep Bedrock

Exposing Colorful Deep Bedrock
Large impacts produce uplifted central structures, either peaks, or pits, or an uplifted peak with a central pit. This crater south of Aurorae Chaos has a central pit exposing bedrock units with diverse colors, indicating diverse rock compositions.

This crater includes clay-rich minerals identified by the CRISM instrument on MRO. See this enhanced-color cutout over the eastern half of the central pit.

ID: ESP_062877_1690
date: 25 December 2019
altitude: 265 km
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NASA/JPL/UArizona
Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km