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Table 2

Basic description and morphology of the various regions that are described in the main text.

Region Region type Description Notable feature(s)

Large lobe (Body)

Bes Consolidated Rough-looking unit neighboring the Khepry region and enclosing part of Imhotep. Shows evidence for terracing and various surface textures including pits, fractures, collapsing material, and patches of smooth material. • An initially bright spot?

Khonsu Consolidated/mixed Near-equatorial region, which appears to be depressed in relation to Atum and Apis regions yet appears to enclose parts of Imhotep. Includes peculiar outcropping materials, large boulders, patches of smooth deposits and evidence for layering, which appears to be consistent in orientation with that in neighboring Anubis. • “Pancake” feature

Geb Consolidated Part of the main cliff in the southern hemisphere of the large lobe. Appears to be more consolidated than the neighboring Anhur region. • Polygonal fracture patterns

Anhur Weakly consolidated Second part of the body’s southern cliff (along with Geb). Appears to be weaker than Geb with numerous pits, alcoves and debris/talus deposits as well as boulder fields. Generally less steep than Geb. • An initially bright spot?


Sobek Consolidated Narrow rough region connecting the two lobes of the comet mirroring Hapi in the north. Morphologically very different from the northern neck due to absence of smooth deposits except for debris and accumulations of dine collapsed material from surrounding cliffs (especially Anhur). Appears to underlie the Anuket region and shows a series of terraces moving away from the boundary with Anuket towards its central part. • Terraced morphology near the Anuket boundary

Small lobe (Head)

Neith Consolidated The main cliff of the small lobe’s southern hemisphere. Rough, steep and morphologically almost indistinguishable from Sobek.

Wosret Consolidated A flattened unit encompassing most of the face of the small lobe’s southern hemisphere. Shows various and diverse surface morphology but mainly two distinctive surface textures: heavily fractured areas, and pitted regions. Region is bordered by Maftet from one side and Bastet on the other, which it appears to underlie. • Two bands of layered and fractured materials roughly parallel to the north/south hemispherical boundary • 300 m-long linear fractures near the Neith cliffs

Notes. Please refer to the figures in the main text for a visual representation of the extent and boundaries of the different regions.

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