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Mare-Type Ridge Intersected by Crater in Intercrater Terrain

A Mare-Type Ridge Intersected by a Crater
Our objective is to understand nature of the bedrock that has been deformed, here, by the mare-type ridge (a.k.a. wrinkle ridge). In context, it seems possible that the bedrock is sedimentary, but pinning this down is challenging because of the wind-blown dust cover. Where the ridge intersects the impact crater might provide an exposure of subsurface depositional structure and also might show the compressional fault nature of the wrinkle ridge.

ID: ESP_070960_1975
date: 15 September 2021
altitude: 279 km

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