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Light-Toned Fractured Material at West End of Nectaris Montes Ridge

Light-Toned Fractured Material at West End of Nectaris Montes Ridge

Fractured Material
Also visible in a Mars Orbiter Camera image, this observation captures light-toned rock that appears to be fractured, quite possibly dikes. Dikes can have different composition than the surrounding rock, giving them unique textures and colors. A closer look will give us some insight into the depositional structure, as well as information about its erosional forms. This image is located in Nectaris Montes, located within Coprates Chasma.

ID: ESP_071003_1655
date: 18 September 2021
altitude: 263 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_071003_1655
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.