Science and Exploration

Unusual Crater Fill On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
April 17, 2023
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Unusual Crater Fill On Mars
Thaumasia Plateau

A public target from HiWish: A possible ancient volcanic formation located near the Thaumasia Plateau with a summit caldera sitting on top of an elevated terrain of hummocky friable materials.

Within the crater, an infill unit is horizontally mantling isolated knobs and the crater floor.

ID: ESP_072627_1475
date: 23 January 2022
altitude: 251 km

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