HiPOD: Week of 18 October 2021
|Fresh Craters in the Northern Mid-Latitudes|
These two impact craters near Deuteronilus Mensae dominate the center of this observation, also visible in Context Camera images. Both are fairly small and geologically young (hence “fresh”) but the flower-like ejecta of one of them is what stands out here. A collection of boulders surround both.
|The Rugged Slope
Earlier images of this site showed potential recurring slope lineae, so this observation was taken to confirm that. However, the lineae are present but unimpressive as most of what we see on this part of the slope of an old impact crater are ripples.