Science and Exploration

A Martian Ridge Runs Through It

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 1, 2022
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A Martian Ridge Runs Through It
Huygens Crater

Our objective for this observation is to determine the nature of this long ridge to the northeast of Huygens Crater, itself to the west of the massive Hellas impact basin. The ridge is mostly straight, and it might be a dike, but is unlikely to be volcanic in origin.

ID: ESP_071869_1720
date: 25 November 2021
altitude: 260 km

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