Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fractured Blocks in Elysium Planitia

In an image where the majority of the surface appears uniform with a few small hills, the region of fractured blocks sticks out as 'something different.' The reason that the material is different is unknown; it could be the remnants of crater ejecta, or an area of a different type of rock.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Arizona State University

Note: These blocks are located in western Elysium Planitia.

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