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Mount Burnett Observatory
There is definitely something active going on with Arsia Mons here. But it may not be volcanic, or at least not in the hot molten rocks sense. But it could possible be cryovulcanism. Why? Well...
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Mount Burnett Observatory 26 Sep 18
Replying to @HiRISE
Looking at the location it seems to match this image from 2007 as the location of a potential glacier where sublimation was thought to occur. So it might be that we are seeing water vapour sublimating from this area now.
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Mount Burnett Observatory 26 Sep 18
Replying to @esamarswebcam
It looks like it started around the 19th September as this image from the 16th doesn't seem to show any activity at all.
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Mount Burnett Observatory 26 Sep 18
Replying to @esamarswebcam
But then this image from on the 19th does seem to show this plume.
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Mount Burnett Observatory 26 Sep 18
Replying to @MBObservatory
There might be a hint of it in this image less than 2 hours earlier, but it's hard to say because of the illumination.
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Mount Burnett Observatory 26 Sep 18
Replying to @MBObservatory
Whatever it is it's really interesting and shows that Mars can still be a dynamic place!
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