Science and Exploration

Isidis Basin Ejecta On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 2, 2022
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Isidis Basin Ejecta On Mars
Isidis Basin Ejecta

This scene is a jumbled mess! There are blocks and smears of many different rocks types that appear to have been dumped into a pile.
That’s probably about what happened, as ejecta from the Isidis impact basin to the east. This pile of old rocks is an island surrounded by younger lava flows from Syrtis Major.

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