HiPOD: Friday, 3 June 2022
Small Delta or Fan

Delta or Fan?
Delta or fan deposits on Mars indicate past water activity. HiRISE can resolve sedimentary characteristics such as layering, stratigraphic relationship to the surrounding geologic setting or distributary channels that cannot be resolved by other camera experiments. Textural details can reveal the type and evolutionary history of a sedimentary body.

ID: ESP_072780_2165
date: 4 February 2022
altitude: 293 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_072780_2165
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