Tuesday, January 26, 2016


LAMO image 13 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 13 features the central interior region of Dantu crater. The prominent feature of the region is the Dantu crater central ridge, likely formed shortly after impact as the liquified terrain was cooling. Also prominent is a multitude of criss-crossing canyon-like linear features, also likely formed shortly after impact as a result of the cooling terrain. Another interesting feature to note is in the bottom right portion of the ridge, there appears to be central depression in a portion of the ridge. There's little further evidence to suggest this is a volcano, but it has a strong resemblance. And finally, there is a very bright patch of material near the central bottom portion of the imaged region. As with other areas with similar appearing material, this is likely related to salt deposits of unknown origin. As noted in the Photojournal entry, the region is centered at approximately 23 degrees north latitude, 139 degrees east longitude.

LAMO 13 - PIA 20303

Imaging Map (1-26-2015)

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