HiPOD: Week of 11 October 2021 
(Column extras are for 11–14 Oct)  

Utopia Planitia

Utopia Planitia
The Utopia Planitia region of Mars contains many distinctive landscapes.  
The Writing is on the Wall

The Writing is on the Wall
These U-shaped ridges along this crater’s interior wall provide clues to an ice-rich past on Mars.  
Impact Craters as Windows to What Lies Beneath

Impact Craters as Windows to What Lies Beneath
Impact craters offer many clues to scientists regarding the geologic history of a planetary surface, including its age, evolution with time, and composition.  
A Gecko-Shaped Fissure Vent in Gordii Fossae

A Gecko-Shaped Fissure Vent in Gordii Fossae
The smooth volcanic surfaces in the Gordii Fossae region are sometimes interrupted by long, narrow troughs, or fissures.  
Crater Hanging on Mesa Wall in Deuteronilus Mensae
Crater Hanging on Mesa Wall in Deuteronilus Mensae
Queen Amytis had her Hanging Gardens in Babylon, and Mars has its hanging crater! This impact crater appears to be dangling off the wall of a mesa in Deuteronilus Mensae. This is an unusual view, and pictures like this will help us understand the effects of crater impacts.
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