HiRISE: Cracks in a debris apron

ESP_039384_2100The objective of this observation is to investigate the nature of large fissures in a smooth apron around a mound in the Phlegra region. The apron could be (or could have been) ice-rich, so one possibility is that the fissures are related to ice loss. Based on radar data from MRO combined with studies of the region’s geology from other orbiters, scientists think that… [More at link]

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