Sinuous Aeolis Serpens and a Crater Rim On Mars

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Long, amazing, Aeolis Serpens "fluvial ridge" intersects a crater rim in this observation.

Was the crater buried and a stream flowed over it without any interaction (because it was buried), or does the crater post-date the stream and the erosion that formed the ridge? Either way, we have a chance to look at the interior structure of the ridge.

ID: ESP_073870_1820
date: 30 April 2022
altitude: 272 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_073870_1820
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona

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