The geologic setting and latitude here suggest this is a glacial (ice-rich) flow, but the surface is broken into plates like many lava flows on Mars. An image was targeted here to get a better look.
At the meter-scale resolution of HiRISE, we see a hummocky surface with boulders and craters
plus some wind-blown landforms that seems consistent with either the glacial or lava hypothesis. This is a common result: getting a higher-resolution image doesn’t necessarily provide more information about large-scale processes, instead providing information about how the surface has been modified. ID
: 21 November 2022 altitude
: 288 km
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