HiRISE: Within an inverted impact crater

tumblr_p9t8p4pnZR1rlz4gso2_1280Within an inverted impact crater in Vastitas Borealis. This particular crater is characterized by a central deposit of positive relief with a subdued rim as a result of sublimation in the surrounding territory. A comprehensive study of inverted impact craters would be a giant leap towards confirming ancient fluvial processes because their formation is dependent on surface deflation from the loss of ice.

Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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