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Phyllosilicate-Rich Central Pit and Landslide in Tyrrhena Terra

Phyllosilicate-Rich Central Pit and Landslide in Tyrrhena Terra

A Clay-Rich Central Pit and Landslide in Tyrrhena Terra
This image can help us assess the relationships between a pinkish to reddish clay-bearing unit observed in color-infrared images that appears to be quite extensive, spanning from the Hellas impact basin to Syrtis Major and Isidis impact basin. The clays are included in landslides and uplifts within complex craters throughout the region, just like those observed here. Could these materials from the subsurface originate from Hellas or the Isidis impact basin to the north of this location?

ID: ESP_066117_1745
date: 3 September 2020
altitude: 260 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_066117_1745
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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.