Textures in Arcadia Planitia

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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An unusual mix of textures is featured in this image of a surface east of the Phlegra Montes. Scabby mounds, commonly occurring around degraded craters, mix with a more muted, knobby terrain. Cutting through the scene are troughs associated with the quasi-polygonal features that are most evident in the MOLA context image. Given the mid-latitude location, it is likely that ground ice has had a role inshaping this landscape.

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Image ID: 
V05162007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-02-12 05:55
Thu, 2003-03-06
1024 pixels (19 km)
3648 pixels (69 km)
0.019016 km/pixel
0.019154 km/pixel


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