Science and Exploration

Interesting Landforms in a Highland Valley On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
September 5, 2022
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Interesting Landforms in a Highland Valley On Mars
Highland Valley On Mars

This observation targets a region of light-toned materials also visible in Context Camera image. These materials are located within a region at the mouth of a branching valley network. There are several interesting landforms including: 1) an outcrop with possible layering; 2) a cluster of other outcrops of darker-toned material that might be inverted channel deposits; and 3) an area of light-toned material containing unusual ridges of unknown origin.

ID: ESP_066211_1515
date: 10 September 2020
altitude: 253 km

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