Mantles and Flows in Moreux Crater
Mantles and Flows in Moreux Crater
PSP_002098_2220  Science Theme: Composition and Photometry
This HiRISE image shows part of the central uplift of Moreux Crater, at about 42 degrees North of the equator.

In several parts of the image, the underlying topography appears mantled by a later deposit. This appears mostly in topographic lows and has lineations which suggest that it has flowed downslope, indicating that this mantle may have been ice-rich.

In one point near the center of the image, some of this material appears detached in a local topographic minimum; however, this patch is still lineated. North of the image center there are several patches of dark material which appear smooth at low resolution (zoomed out). A closer look reveals that these areas are broken into polygonal patterns, which may be due to stresses created by temperature variations. Such polygons often indicate the presence of ground ice near the surface.

Sites like this provide a wealth of information about processes affecting the the surface of Mars.

Written by: Colin Dundas  (4 April 2007)
Acquisition date
06 January 2007

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

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Spacecraft altitude
298.3 km (185.4 miles)

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from 29.8 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) to 59.6 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning)

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25 cm/pixel and North is up

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Solar incidence angle
58°, with the Sun about 32° above the horizon

Solar longitude
162.5°, Northern Summer

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Sub-solar azimuth:  343.9°
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