HiPOD: Thursday, 16 June 2022
Cluster of Small Cones in Baetis Chaos

Cluster of Small Cones in Baetis Chaos

Cone Cluster Chaos!
It has been considered by scientists that chaotic terrain could have been created by magmatic processes and that small cinder cones on Mars, like these in Baetis Chaos, could be the cause of those processes. Heat from these different activities could have melted the subsurface ice that released vast amounts of water creating chaotic terrain.

ID: ESP_065911_1770
date: 18 August 2020
altitude: 264 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_065911_1770
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.