Here's a pond I first heard about by way of an article by Hungarian
astronomer Andras Horvath, for which Jozsef Szadai has kindly provided
This is MGS image M07-00853,
captured at 65° S 15.55° W, about 170 km (106 mi) south of a Crater named after
Canadian geologist Reginald A. Daly (1871-1957).
This shot was overexposed to the point that the fluid itself clips to pure
white. The stippled, doily-like patterns those swarms of floaters trace
within it remind me of nothing else so much as the flamboyant pen-and-ink
drawings of British illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). Like the
Chamberlain pond, this one also partially surrounds its home crater's central
each false-color closeup at right will highlight its corresponding area on the
greatly reduced vertical strip at the left. At the published pixel scale of 2.77 m,
that strip as cropped covers an area of about 10 by 2 km (6.2 by 1.2 mi). The larger floaters in the
closeups are about 115 m (380 ft) in diameter, a bit over half the size of the
Houston Astrodome whose clear span measures 195.7 m (642 ft) in diameter.