Cerberus Palus once contained a lake fed by Athabasca Valles and draining into Lethe Vallis. According to different researches, it could be a lake of water or lava. It is notable by giant plates (up to 50 km and more), similar to pack ice, but possibly pieces of lava crust. Gaps between the plates contain spiral-shaped geological features, probably lava coils.
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