HiPOD: Thursday, 2 September 2021
Cone Close to Noctis Fossae

A Cone Close to Noctis Fossae
This might be one of few possible pyroclastic cones in the Tharsis region that survived flooding by younger, plain-style volcanism. This cone may have originally formed on heavily fractured crust that is now hidden under younger lava flows. If so, our image might to help reveal the stratigraphic sequence and provide better insight about small pyroclastic cones on Mars.

ID: ESP_064066_1800
date: 27 March 2020
altitude: 262 km

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