HiPOD: Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Fractured Blocks on a Crater Floor

Fractured Blocks on a Crater Floor
This crater in Xanthe Terra is filled with material deposited by wind or water after the crater formed. The material later fractured into discrete flat blocks.

This fracturing may have occurred due to collapse over a subsurface cavity from where ground water evacuated, or under a sub-ice lake.

ID: ESP_067045_1775
date: 14 November 2020
altitude: 264 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_067045_1775
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km