PIA02071: Polar Structures
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Product Size: 1216 x 2988 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-148
Addition Date: 1999-07-19
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02071.jpg (676.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

The martian polar layered deposits exhibit features common to sedimentary rocks on Earth. The image on the left shows an angular unconformity, with horizontal layers overlying tilted beds. The image on the right shows deformed layers. Both pictures were taken on MGS's 445th orbit about the planet in July 1998.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
1999-07-19