HiPOD: 7 April 2019
Bouncing Boulders

Bouncing Boulders
Caption throwback (2007): Most debris on crater walls slides straight downhill. In this HiRISE image we see examples of boulders that have bounced downhill, not necessarily vertically. A prominent example looks like a dotted line from the top of the crater wall where the boulder took off to the crater floor where it finally came to rest.  (Read the full caption.)

ID: PSP_001385_1985
date: 12 November 2006
altitude: 275 km
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NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km