Thursday, June 26, 2014

Grooved Crater Fill Between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia

This unnamed crater in this VIS image is located on the margin between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia and is filled with material with a grooved surface. The grooves parallel the crater rim and may indicate that the material is flowing away from the rim. The flow is probably supported by volatiles (like ice) within the fill material.

Orbit Number: 54664 Latitude: 37.9717 Longitude: 75.8752 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-04-10 21:09

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University

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