With its cracked, blistery appearance , this mound near the center of a very large, over 5-kilometer diameter mid-latitude crater poses an interesting question: how did this form?
More importantly, what is the relationship between the mound and the surrounding, viscous features? Did those flow features play a role in forming the mound? Can that material help explain the cracked surface of the mound?
Written by: HiRISE Science Team (audio: Tre Gibbs) (26 March 2014)
This is a stereo pair with ESP_034287_2185 .
More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_035078_2185
Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona