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Pit in Northern Plains Crater

Pit in Northern Plains Crater

The Pitted Crater
This pit at the center of a northern plains impact crater somewhat resembles ice exposures, but doesn’t look clean. Could it be ice under a thin lag? The CRISM instrument can provide information if ice is being exposed here. We also want to look for active slope retreat of the crater walls.

ID: ESP_071046_2405
date: 22 September 2021
altitude: 310 km

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full observation details, visit the ID link.