HiPOD: 21 April 2019
Eroding Layers in an Impact Crater

Eroding Layers in an Impact Crater
Caption throwback (2007): The light ridges are often capped by thin dark layers, and similar layers are exposed on the flanks of the ridges. These layers are likely harder than the rest of the material, and so armor the surface against erosion.  (Read the full caption.)

ID: PSP_001503_1645
date: 21 November 2006
altitude: 256 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