HiPOD: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
A Bear on Mars?

A Bear on Mars?
This feature looks a bit like a bear’s face. What is it really?

There’s a hill with a V-shaped collapse structure (the nose), two craters (the eyes), and a circular fracture pattern (the head). The circular fracture pattern might be due to the settling of a deposit over a buried impact crater. Maybe the nose is a volcanic or mud vent and the deposit could be lava or mud flows?

Maybe just grin and bear it. (Check out the stereo anaglyph!)

ID: ESP_076769_1380
date: 12 December 2022
altitude: 251 km

#Mars #science #NASA

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