Thursday, March 3, 2016


LAMO image 39 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 39 features the western rim and interior basin of Ikapati crater. The central peak of the crater is very prominent and broad in coverage. Several fractures are also scattered on the northern and eastern portions of the crater, possibly a result of the crater rapidly cooling shortly after impact. The entire northern portion of the crater appears to have collapsed inward, toward the central peak. Looking at the topographic map reveals that the area directly north of the crater, is much higher in elevation than the surrounding areas, likely making the original northern rim quite high and unstable with the soft soil. The crater floor is overall very smooth. The color map shows Ikapati crater to be very reflective in blue wavelengths, suggesting the crater is likely the result of a recent impact.

As noted in the Photojournal entry, the imaged region is centered at approximately 45 degrees north longitude, 50 degrees east latitude.

LAMO 39 - PIA20393
Imaging Map (2016-03-03)

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