HiPOD: Friday, 13 May 2022
Mottled Surface in Gale Crater Ejecta Deposit

The Mottled Surface of Gale Crater Ejecta
Also visible in Context Camera images, this might be an “erosional window” down into the ejecta deposit. Perhaps some of the material is superimposed on the ejecta blanket. What does the mottling tell us about the ejecta, if anything? Differing rock characteristics or maybe patches of impact melt?

ID: ESP_065785_1725
date: 8 August 2020
altitude: 263 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_065785_1725
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full images including scale bars, visit the ID link.