Monday, February 8, 2016


LAMO image 22 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 22 primarily features the western rim of Occator crater, an area apparently very rugged but mostly absent of small craters.

Numerous canyon-like features appear to follow a mostly parallel path diagonally left to right, pointed approximately to the northwest.  They are present in the lower left corner and just within the western rim of Occator crater. A relationship between these features is likely but not yet obvious. Though, they are likely a result of the refreezing of the region after the recent impact that formed Occator crater.

Absent are the brightest spots in this imaged region, formerly known as 'Spot 5'. However, several small bright spots are present on a rim feature, right of the center within the region.

In the color map, Occator appears primarily blue with a peculiar red raying pattern, present north of the crater. The blueness indicates a likely recent impact and possibly the presence of ammoniated compounds.

As noted on the Photojournal entry, the imaged region is center at approximately 19.4 degrees north latitude, 238.8 degrees east longitude.

LAMO 22 - PIA20312

Imaging Map (2016-02-08)

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