Morphologies in western Utopia Planitia

Morphologies in western Utopia Planitia
Morphologies in western Utopia Planitia Some examples of “weird” morphologies in western Utopia Planitia. A few of these are highlighted to show the unit is eroding away—the exhuming craters, the peek-a-boo to the underlying unit, and the scalloped depressions are all signs that this material is deflating. The scalloped depressions and the polygonal terrain are specifically what led scientists to believe there’s subsurface ice here. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Stuurman et al. (2016)

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