Flow on the Rim of Tooting Crater

This oblique view shows a small part of the near-rim ejecta from Tooting Crater. The flow extending from upper left to lower right looks much like a typical lava flow, but doesn’t emanate from a volcanic vent.

Instead, this must be either melted rock from the impact event, or a wet debris flow from melting of ice. The surface is dusty so color variations are minor.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (25 May 2017)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_016135_2030 .

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_016412_2030

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona