Tuesday, March 15, 2016


LAMO image 45 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 45 features the eastern edge of an unnamed crater, situated at the degraded, far southwestern, rim of major crater Yalode. The rim barely visible, as a faint line that runs from the top left of center, to nearly the lower right corner. The crater in the top left of the imaged region, appears very fresh, with a quite smooth ejecta blanket that has been blown out, across the surrounding terrain. Numerous large boulders are also scattered around the region, also a result of the recent impact. The imaged region appears to reflect strongly in the green spectrum in the available enhanced color reflectance map. This is likely due to the low resolution of the map mixing the very old terrain of Yalode crater, which reflects strongly as yellow, with the fresh ejected material from the imaged crater, likely reflecting in blue. Blue reflectance typically indicates a recent impact and freshly exposed volatiles.

The imaged region is centered at approximately -45.3 degrees southern latitude, 276.6 degrees east longitude.

LAMO 45 - PIA20400
Imaging Map (2016-03-14)

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