HiPOD: Friday, 17 June 2022
Athabasca Valles

Athabasca Valles
This image is of the upper part of Athabasca Valles, a very young flood channel on Mars that might have been carved by a flood of lava instead of a flood of water. Of course, “very young” is a relative term: the flood that carved the channel took place millions, perhaps tens of millions of years ago. Erosion has dug into the upstream sides of the high-standing parts of the landscape and produced boat-like tails on the downstream side.

ID: ESP_065903_1895
date: 17 August 2020
altitude: 275 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_065903_1895
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
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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.