HiPOD: Thursday, 23 June 2022
Young Fluvial Channels in Margaritifer Terra

Young Fluvial Channels in Margaritifer Terra
Margaritifer Terra is the most impressive water-modified landscape on Mars that preserves the highest density of valley networks on the planet.

Fluvial activity began in the Noachian period, likely peaked in the late Noachian-to-Hesperian, and then persisted, at least locally, into the Late Hesperian or Amazonian epoch. (This time period goes back at least 4 billion years to the present.)

Our image shows fluvial channels that cut through the ejecta from Jones Crater, indicating relatively younger water activity in the region.

ID: ESP_073995_1610
date: 10 May 2022
altitude: 261 km

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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.