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This oblique view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small part of the near-rim ejecta from Tooting Crater. The flow extending from upper left to lower right looks much like a typical lava flow, but doesn't emanate from a volcanic vent.

Instead, this must be either melted rock from the impact event, or a wet debris flow from melting of ice. The surface is dusty so color variations are minor.

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21648

Details

  • Title: Flow on the Rim of Tooting Crater
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
  • Date Created: 2017-05-25
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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