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This picture of Io was taken on the morning of March 5 at a range of 75,445 kilometers. The area shown is at latitude 15 south longitude 244 . Many depressions and elevations are shown. The light is coming from the left, so a depression has a bright right wall and shadow on the left wall. The depressions are complex in shape and do not resemble impact craters. Two of the depressions are joined by a shallow trough. The elevations are irregular and comical. They are cut by linear and irregular troughs. The surface is smooth and plain-like, that is, the surface is not pockmarked by abundant impact craters so are probably geologically young.
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