shoal: Surface of Mars, photographed by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, 4th June 2007.
“Measuring stratal dips in possible delta-lake transition”, around 23°S 326°E, north of Holden Crater, west of Eberswalde Crater.
Edward Singleton Holden (1846-1914) was an astronomer, noted as the 5th President of the University of California (1885-1888), first president of the Lick Observatory (1888-1897), and for discovering a number of deep sky objects, including 16 galaxies. He is also remembered for claiming to have discovered a 3rd moon of Mars that later proved not to exist.
Eberswald is a town of 39,000 people in the federal state of Brandenburg, eastern Germany. Founded in 1254, the town was named for the surrounding forests, literally “boar wood”.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/UoA.