An Oblique View of Uplifted Rocks

This image shows part of the central uplifted region of an impact crater more than 50 kilometers wide. That means that the bedrock has been raised from a depth of about 5 kilometers, exposing ancient materials.

The warm (yellowish-reddish) colors mark the presence of minerals altered by water , whereas the bluish and greenish rocks have escaped alteration. Sharp-crested ridges and smooth areas are young windblown materials.

NB: North is approximately to the left in the cutout and wallpaper.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (24 May 2017)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_013198_1660 .

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Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona