HiPOD: Monday, 22 May 2023
Ridges in Huygens Crater

Ridges in Huygens Crater
With this observation, we want to investigate the timing relationship between the wrinkle ridges and the quasi-circular mesas we see here. The floor of this 450-kilometer diameter crater named after Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens (1629-1695) has an unusual texture. Smooth-topped mesas are scattered across a more rugged surface. The mesas are testament to a former smooth layer of material that is in the process of eroding away.

ID: ESP_073135_1645
date: 4 March 2022
altitude: 258 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.