THEMIS: Unusual feature in Arabia Terra crater

Unusual feature in Arabia Terra crater (THEMIS_IOTD_20190705)THEMIS Image of the Day, July 5, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a complex block of material located on the floor of an unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. The feature is offset from the center of the circular depression and is approximately the same height of the surrounding surface.

It is unlikely to be a peak created during the cratering event. Perhaps the crater is not an impact formed feature and was created by some other process. It is often difficult to interpret the geologic processes that created landforms from data collected far above the surface.

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