Thursday, February 4, 2016


LAMO image 20 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 20 features an unnamed crater to the northwest of major crater, Yalode, in the southern hemisphere of of the Occator quadrangle. The crater appears to be the result of a relatively recent impact. Much of the ejecta blanket is still untouched over the landscape, leaving a large swath of smooth terrain. Due to the recency of the impact, a large quantity of boulders also blanket the area. In the enhanced color map, the area also appears quite blue which has been linked to recent impacts and ammoniated compounds being present. As noted on the Photojournal entry, the imaged region is centered at approximately 23 degrees south latitude, 279 degrees east longitude.

LAMO 20 - PIA20310
Imaging Map (2016-02-04)

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