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Isidis Basin Ejecta

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona2017-03-02

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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.

The map is projected here at a scale of 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) per pixel. [The original image scale is 27.4 centimeters (10.8 inches) per pixel (with 1 x 1 binning); objects on the order of 82 centimeters (32.2 inches) across are resolved.] North is up.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21553

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  • Title: Isidis Basin Ejecta
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
  • Date Created: 2017-03-02
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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